Despite winning 2-1 away to Swansea City at the weekend, Tottenham still have concerns over the lack of goals coming from out-of-form striker, Emmanuel Adebayor.
After a hugely successful loan spell last season which saw Adebayor net 17 times in the league for Spurs, many have been disappointed with the comparative two that he has scored so far this season.
It has not only been Adebayor’s goalscoring that his let him down - last season he produced 12 assists in the league compared to none this season.
Adebayor’s performances forced Spurs legend, Graham Roberts, to criticise the striker on talkSPORT back in February.
"He’s been disappointing this year," said Roberts. "He’s let the supporters down. He’s let the club down and he needs a kick up the backside. That’s what he needs."
The strong opinion voiced by Roberts does not seem to have had any impact on Adebayor, and it seems uncertain whether there is anything that can produce a season-changing reaction from the striker.
Tottenham have managed to position themselves in the Champions League places with only seven games left to play, however had Adebayor shown similar form to last season then they may have virtually secured their place in next season’s competition by now.
Some of the fans of Adebayor’s former clubs would say that Adebayor is at his best when his future is uncertain - before Arsenal gave him a big new contract, whilst on loan at Real Madrid, and whilst on loan at Tottenham. It seems that when Adebayor becomes settled at a club his football goes downhill.
It could be that Adebayor takes stability for granted, or that he is simply not that ambitious. Whatever it is, unless he wants to be dropped for the remainder of the season, he needs to find some kind of form and display the ability that we all know he has.
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