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"If I am lower from this I am dead"- Emmanuel Adebayor

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Adebayor is a lonely figure  (©GettyImages)
Adebayor is a lonely figure (©GettyImages).

Tottenham Hotspurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor has admitted his treatment by the club has left him at rock bottom.

The Togo international was signed at the start of last season following a successful loan spell from Manchester City the year before that in which he helped Spurs to the top four.

However things have not gone to plan for Adebayor since his permanent move under Andre Villas Boas.

Last year the 29-year-old managed just five Premier League goals in the face of competition for a starting spot with Jermain Defoe.

The situation has been made even worse with the summer arrival of Spanish international Roberto Soldado, so much so that the former Arsenal man is yet to make a single appearance this season in any competition.

After falling out of favor with AVB, the tall talisman has been forced to train with the youth squads, being kept well away from the first team.

 Despite the turmoil, Adebayor is desperate to win back his place at White Hart Lane and will not be forced out of the door where he is on a reported high wage; a mooted loan move to link up with former manager Harry Redknapp- now at Queens Park Rangers- in the Championship is yet to materialize.

He told The Sun: “I have tried to keep my belief but I cannot get any lower. If I am lower than this it means I am dead.

“What I found difficult was not training with the youth team, but when it is left to the physio to come and tell me, as one of the senior players in the squad, to go and train with the youth, I find it very difficult.

“I love the game and I want to play football. That’s what is important to me. A lot of players have said to me ‘why didn’t you go? I said ‘I haven’t finished my job at Tottenham’.

“I have three years left on my contract and I'm not going anywhere.

“I'm fully committed, my fitness levels are getting back and I have unfinished business here.”

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