Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has backed outcast Emmanuel Adebayor to make an impact for the club despite the fact that the striker is yet to play this season.
Spurs seemed eager to ship out Adebayor last summer but the striker's lucrative contract meant there were few realistic destinations him.
Adebayor, who at one point was asked to train with the youth team by manager Andre Villas-Boas, has expressed his unhappiness claiming that if he was “lower than this, it means I'm dead.”
Walker, however, has come out in support for the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, saying that Adebayor could still make a difference for Tottenham this season.
“He is a fantastic player and he trains really hard,” Walker told Standard Sport. “It’s not up to me to decide whether he plays or not: that is a decision for the manager. But we’re fully behind him and the manager.
“You don’t play for Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid if you’re not a decent player. I believe fully in every striker we have at the club. Adebayor, Jermain Defoe, Harry Kane, who came on (in the Capital One Cup win) against Hull and scored.
“It just takes time. The goals are going to come, most definitely. It’s just about being patient and if we keep clean sheets, we can’t be beaten so the worst we can do is draw.”
Tottenham have kept seven clean sheets in their 10 opening games, a new club record, but despite bringing in a considerable amount of attacking talent they have struggled to score, managing only nine Premier League goals up to this point.
Roberto Soldado has scored just four goals in the Premier League with three coming from the penalty spot. Walker defended the Spanish international.
“It’s probably not falling the way he would like. He is scoring from the penalty spot but that is probably not how he would like his goals to be,” said the right-back.
“He works hard in training and I feel his performances are going to bring goals. In training he is on fire, but it is not falling for him in the games, though it will definitely come. Roberto is a fantastic player, a Spain international, and the goals will come.”
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