Emmanuel Adebayor has said he felt 'disrespected' by Tottenham whilst André Villas-Boas was in charge.
He was excluded from the team photo and trained on his own whilst the Portuguese man was in charge.
He had this to say about how he felt during the early stages of this season.
"It was difficult," the Togolese striker told reporters. "When I come to train and see the team picture, which I'm not involved in, that shows me a lot of disrespect.
"I'm a professional footballer, I had to keep my head up and I did what they asked me to do.
"They asked me to train with the reserves, which I did with pleasure, and they asked me to train on my own, which I did with pleasure.
"So now everything is paying off. I kept doing my thing and this is my glory time. I'm very happy.
"I thank the players and the staff. They have given me my confidence back and they said 'we know how good you are'. I didn't want to let them or the fans that believe in me down.
"It was a huge win for the team and for our confidence. The press wrote us off, but we showed character, personality and team spirit."
Adebayor was instantly recalled to the starting line-up by Tim Sherwood and promptly scored in their 2-1 defeat to West Ham mid-week, before scoring an impressive brace yesterday in Spurs' 3-2 win against Southampton at St Mary's.
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