Tottenham latest: Adebayor playing through the pain; Friedel confident of Europa turnaround

Emmanuel Adebayor

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Frday evening.

Emmanuel Adebayor is to play through the pain barrier for the remainder of the season in order to try and help Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League according to the Evening Standard.

The Standard reports that the striker has a dead leg and has played two games with it having sustained in the injury against Hull City, and now has a hamstring problem. He now requires treatment before every game.

Ever since Tim Sherwood took over as Head Coach Adebayor has started 12 games for Spurs but didn’t travel to Ukraine for last night’s Europa League first leg defeat against Dnipro.

Having lost the first leg of their tie, Brad Friedel is confident that Spurs turn around their first leg deficit after a Yevhen Konoplyanka gave the Ukrainians a 1-0 lead to take to White Hart Lane.

Friedel told the Tottenham website that the game was too open for their liking.

He said: ‘I said to Daws [Michael Dawson] about 10 minutes into the second half that it was like a basketball match and we needed to settle it down if we could.

‘I think we could have gone on to win the game if we’d scored the first goal, we had chances at 0-0 but 1-0 is not devastating and we’ll hopefully be able to turn it around at home.’

Head Coach Tim Sherwood thanked the fans who managed to make the trip to Dnipro despite the unrest currently going on in the country’s capital, Kiev.

Sherwood said: ‘The boys were certainly grateful to have our fans represented out there as was everyone at the football club so we would like to say a massive thank you to those fans who travelled all the way to Dnipro – we know it was far from the easiest trip from them.’

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