Tottenham 5 Sunderland 1: Adebayor hoping Sherwood stays on
Tottenham 5 Sunderland 1: Emmanuel Adebayor is hoping Tim Sherwood stays in charge of Spurs beyond the summer
Emmanuel Adebayor admitted that he wants to see Tim Sherwood stay on as Tottenham boss after helping Spurs thrash Sunderland.
Lee Cattermole gave the Black Cats the lead at White Hart Lane, but the home side levelled soon after when Adebayor converted Christian Eriksen’s cross in the 28th minute.
When everyone forgot about me he gave me back my life
Eriksen then set up Harry Kane for a tap-in on the hour-mark, before the Dane made it 3-1 with an accurate low strike into the bottom corner.
Adebayor turned in his second after Vito Mannone had saved Kane’s shot, with Gylfi Sigurdsson smashing in a fifth to complete the rout.
Reports on Monday had claimed that Spurs plan to relieve Sherwood of his managerial duties at the end of the season.
But Adebayor told Sky Sports: “I keep saying it, no matter what happens to the manager, I respect him. Today I’m very happy to be back on the pitch again, playing and scoring goals.
“I’m a player – I will hope he stays but I’m not the chairman, I’m not the owner of the club.
“No matter what happens, I’m a professional footballer and I just want to do my job for the club, keep focused and keep doing what I love most.
“He has made a big turn in my life. When everyone forgot about me he gave me back my life, so big thanks to him.”
The win moved Tottenham up to sixth in the table and five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.