Kaboul lauds Adebayor contribution

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Younes Kaboul has heaped praise on Emmanuel Adebayor after the Togolese striker bagged a brace against Swansea on Sunday to help Tottenham record their first win in six Premier League games.


Spurs, who had sacrificed third place to Arsenal after a slump that saw them lose three consecutive games before picking up draws against Stoke and Chelsea, recored a much needed win thanks to Rafael van der Vaart’s opener Adebayor’s late pair of headers.


That win coupled with Arsenal surprise 2-1 defeat against QPR, meant that Harry Redknapp’s side pulled level with their north London rivals in third spot with just one goal now separating the pair with seven games of the season remaining.


Before Sunday’s encounter Adebayor had found the back of the net just three times since December, and Kaboul believes his goals on Sunday will have done the former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker’s confidence a world of good.


“I’m happy for Emmanuel, he scored twice and a striker always needs to score goals to be confident,” Kaboul told Tottenham’s official site.


“He’s been in good form and he scored two magnificent goals. That’s the Emmanuel we all know. He worked hard, pressed the defenders well - he’s been fantastic.”


Kaboul was impressed with the visiting Swansea side on Sunday, with Brendan Rodgers men troubling Spurs throughout and briefly pulling level through Gylfi Sigurdsson before Adebayor’s two headers took the game away from the Welsh side.


“The most important thing for us was to take the three points because Arsenal lost at QPR,” he said.


“We played against a very good team in Swansea, they play good football, just like a mini-Barcelona.


“I think the fact we scored the first goal helped us, but at 1-1 it was more difficult but at 2-1, then 3-1, the game was over.


Having stopped the rot with victory over Swansea, Kaboul says Tottenham must re-focus and set their sights on Sunderland, their opponents on Saturday.


“Now we travel to Sunderland on Saturday, that will be a tough away game. They were very good against City. We need to be in good form up there.”

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