Emmanuel Adebayor has started to enjoy life again at Tottenham Hotspur. He had gone out of favour when Andre Villas Boas was in charge, but, after the sacking of the Portuguese manager, things have turned around for him. All of a sudden, he is finding himself amongst the goals and he credits Tim Sherwood for all that.
According to the Togolese international, Sherwood gave him the freedom to play his natural game and that’s the reason why he managed to get back to his peak.
Since the departure of Villas-Boas, Adebayor has featured for the Spurs in 8 matches and has found the back of the net 6 times.
Talking to the reporters yesterday about his recent form, the 29 years old forward said, “I had probably reached the lowest point of my career. Even my compatriots were saying bad things about me. It certainly could not have got any worse. But, thankfully, Tim came to the club at the right time and he gave me the kind of support that I needed. He told me not to worry about anything and just play the way I wanted.”
Adebayor had made a permanent move to Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the 2012-13 Season. He had spent a season at White Hart lane playing on loan before that. So, when he joined the club on a permanent basis, he was familiar with everything. In his debut season, he got a lot of playing opportunities and he delivered as well, but, in the first half of the ongoing season, he had a very rough time.
In total, Adebayor has played 65 league matches for Tottenham so far and has scored 27 goals. This is a decent record, but, considering how talented Adebayor is, these stats could have been much better.
Sadly one place you won’t be able to see him is in Brazil this summer. Togo and Adebayor will be staying at home and watching it on TV like everybody else.