Emmanuel Adebayor is confident he will be Andre Villas-Boas' first choice front-man by the end of the season.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City forward is yet to appear in a match day squad this season but is not concerned by the competition for places, or his own ability, despite only scoring eight times last season.
Adebayor told the London Evening Standard, "There are stats that speak for a man in football. Today I will not tell you that i'm stronger than Soldado or Defoe or Lamela. Do a Google search, you will see the goals i've scored in my career.
"We are now four in the attack, I do not know who ranks first, second or third but I know at the end I will be the first and that is the most important."
Following a £26million summer switch from Valencia, Roberto Soldado has been Villas-Boas' preferred choice to spearhead his attack and repaid the managers faith with four goals in four appearances.
Soldado's arrival, along with the club-record signing of Erik Lamela, fuelled speculation that Adebayor may be shown the exit at White Hart Lane having failed to repeat the success he enjoyed in his first season with the club, where he netted 18 times.
Despite interest from Besiktas and Schalke the 29-year-old remains in North London, and he plans to stay.
The man who sealed a £5million permanent move from Manchester City in 2012 said, "I decided with my manager, even before the start of the transfer window, that I would not leave Tottenham and that's what I did. I have never thought of leaving Spurs."
The Togolese forward suffered personal heartbreak during pre-season with the death of his brother and, following a spell of compassionate leave, found himself working with the reserves to work on his confidence.
Having now 'found his spirits' Adebayor is now ready to go, he said, "This season I have not started yet but rest assured that when I start I will be working very hard."
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