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Mauricio Pochettino Backs Emmanuel Adebayor

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has backed his side’s out-of-form striker Emmanuel Adebyaor, with the Togo international scoring just 1 goal from 7 English Premier League appearances for Spurs this season, his last goal coming in their 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers back in August.

Adebayor is still yet to rediscover the form that led him to netting 11 strikers from 21 league appearances last season, but despite recent dissapointing performances, Pochettino insists he is still pleased with the striker’s displays.

“I am very happy with his performances,” he said in a press conference on Thursday.

“It’s difficult when the striker doesn’t score, but we have full confidence in him.”

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Nacer Chadli both missed out on games for their respective countries while on international duty, while Pochettino is considering about bringing back DeAndre Yedlin, who was initially due to move to American Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders at the end of the season, in January as cover for the injured Kyle Walker.

“Hugo arrived [on Wednesday] and was good, but we need to analyse and do tests,” he said.

“We have another day to decide. We need all players to be fit. We need to know how Walker is recovering to decide [on Yedlin]. One option is maybe in January [to] bring him here.”


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