Kaboul reveals reason for Adebayor's rejuvenation at Tottenham

The French defender has been singing the praises of his Spurs team-mate, and believes the Togo international is brimming with confidence.

Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League seem tied in with the rejuvenation of Emmanuel Adebayor at White Hart Lane.

The Togo international has been brought back into the first-team fray by Tim Sherwood, and has been a key reason for the new manager’s strong start to life on the north London club’s bench.

Younes Kaboul has been singing the praises of his lethal team-mate, and feels that the return of confidence has been a key factor in impressive recent performances.

“The thing with many players of African heritage is that we work a lot through confidence,” the France international defender told The London Evening Standard.

“If you give confidence to someone like Ade, he will repay you so much more. He will give you the best, and that is what is happening now. Every player can always do better, but he is performing very well and we need him.

“The thing with Emmanuel is that he has always been a top player. He has always been up there, and he is not someone I have ever seen as an average player.”

Adebayor has scored eight goals in ten Premier League starts this season, including a brace in Spurs 4-0 win over Newcastle last time out.

The African striker did not get an opportunity under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas, who prefered to play Roberto Soldado.

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