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Adebayor in Friday return (Hopefully…)

Despite Togo getting knocked out of the ACoN on Sunday, it seems that Emmanuel Adebayor wont be back in the UK until Friday morning…

Now of course you don't expect to have the player jump on the first plane to London after Togo's elimination, but surely the time-scale between knock out and flight is unacceptable, especially when Ade knows that his club is short of strikers and you would hope he would not only want to help Spurs, but also help himself in seeing this as an opportunity to secure his starting place, and what better time to do that, that when his biggest) or only) rival is on crutches?

Now, without knowing the exact reasoning why Adebayor and many of his team-mates refused to travel on the official transport provided, it would be unfair to criticise the players, particularly as the Togo FA and their players tend to have a rather strained relationship, however, how difficult would it be to get a plane ticket from South Africa to London, sooner than Thursday afternoon? The man earns £4m a year, surely he can afford to charter his own...

This again brings up the debate over Adebayor's attitude and commitment to Tottenham Hotspur and though there may well be very valid reasons why he couldn't make the trip earlier, I do have to question why more wasn't done or more wasn't demanded by Tottenham to get him back in sufficient time to prepare for Newcastle on Saturday.

If is it the fault of Ade, and he was expected back earlier, I hope and expect Spurs to fine him the maximum allowed, as this is the least he deserves, and who knows, this may well be another nail on his coffin as I don't expect AVB or Daniel Levy to forgive and forget easily, should Adebayor have let them down at a time when both are under pressure following the non arrival of a new striker.

Perhaps we can offer a better and more considered opinion, if we are faced with Cheick Tiote in the Newcastle squad or that the Toure brothers are available for Man City a few hours after we kick off. All of those players were in the Ivory Coast squad that were knocked out on the same say, so if they can make it, surely so can Emmanuel Adebayor...




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Date:Thursday February 7 2013

Time: 9:08AM

 

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