Tottenham’s Andre Villas-Boas was in a sober mood after picking up all three points at The Hawthorns on Sunday. With Jermain Defoe, Spurs’ only recognized striker having ‘rolled’ his ankle in the game, the subject of the post match presser was bound to be about where the goals were going to come from now?
AVB quite rightly pointed out that Tottenham have found goals from all over the pitch this season. Aside from Defoe’s 14. In all competitions Gareth Bale has 13, Clint Dempsey has 8 plus Jan Vertonghen, Aaron Lennon and Emmannuel Adebayor are all on 3 a piece.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas
Spurs sit fourth in the Premier League 3 points ahead of Everton. On a like for like basis from the games played this season compared to last season, Tottenham are actually 3 points better off.
Emmanuel Adebayor returns from the African Cup Of Nations and Villas-Boas believes he will be ready to represent Spurs again after the Newcastle game. The striker told the BBC:
I think I have done my best and physically I’m exhausted, but that’s football. It’s a tough one for all the players, for myself, for everyone, but life goes on.”
Let’s hope that Adebayor feels suitably recovered for his first game which could possibly be against Lyon in the Europa Cup on Valentine’s Day.
Tottenham fans’ patience with the player must surely be wearing thin and if he is slow to make an impact on his return, there may be scant love to go around at White Hart Lane.