Emmanuel Adebayor would not be able to feature for the Spurs in the Europa League encounter against Lazio due to hamstring injury. That match is going to be played on 20th of September at White Hart Lane.
Adebayor hasn’t started any match for the Spurs in the ongoing season. He came to play as substitute against Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion, but, in the last match against Reading, he was not sent onto the field by Andre Villas Boas. However, Adebayor was expected to be included in the starting XI for the match against Lazio, but, unfortunately, according to Man City news he pulled his hamstring and got unfit.
Adebayor was placed on loan to Tottenham in the last season and he had performed sensationally for the Spurs. He was the top goal scorer for the club with a total of 18 goals out of which 17 were scored in the Premier League. At the start of the current season, Adebayor was offered a permanent contract by the Tottenham management and the Togolese striker wasted no time in accepting the offer. But, the current season hasn’t gone that well for Adebayor so far.
Andre Villas Boas looked disappointed with the injury of Adebayor. As per Boas, had Adebayor not got injured, he could have found a place in the first XI against Lazio. The team needed his experience in that all important match. It’s quite frustrating that he is another Tottenham player to get injured.
Apart from Adebayor, some other Tottenham players are also injured including Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker and Benoit Essou-Ekotto.
Andre Villas Boas hinted that the club’s new signing, Clint Dempsey, could be included in the first XI in Thursday’s match. The Tottenham manager said that Dempsey looked in good touch in the match against Reading and he might get the opportunity to spend some more time in the middle in the further matches.