Andros Townsend backs Tottenham striker to come good

Andros Townsend defends Tottenham team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor

Andros Townsend believes Emmanuel Adebayor can have a big impact on the second half of Tottenham Hotspur’s season.

The Togo striker made a rare stat in the League Cup last night, although the 30-year-old striker failed to score as Spurs were 1-0 winners against Sheffield United at White Hart Lane.

Adebayor received a frosty reception from the Tottenham fans against Nigel Clough’s side after the African striker missed nearly two months due to injury and personal problems.

But Spurs winger Townsend is confident that the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker can have a positive impact on the north London side’s season despite his recent absence.

“Everyone knows what Manny can offer,” Townsend is quoted as saying by London24.

“He scored loads of goals last season. He has had a few off-the-field problems this season, but he has got his head right and he has got himself fit.

“He has had a few niggles but he is now 100 per cent fit, so hopefully we will see the Emmanuel Adebayor of last season and he can start scoring goals for us.

“In his first game back on Saturday, he was fantastic and worked really hard for the cause. It was the same against Sheffield United. He worked hard, he had some nice touches and, even though there wasn’t much space for the forwards, he did well.

“Hopefully he’ll get another game on Saturday against Leicester in the FA Cup and he can get a goal. He is a fantastic player. He worked hard last night and hopefully the fans can see that.”

Adebayor has scored two goals and has made one assist in 14 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season.

The former Togo international has racked up just 797 minutes of Premier League action, significantly less than Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado.

Adebayor has scored 41 goals in 106 appearances for the north London side after he joined on loan in 2011 before sealing a permanent move in 2012.

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