Tottenham Hotspur star bemoans lack of killer instinct

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Emmanuel Adebayor believes that Tottenham Hotspur must be more ruthless after drawing 2-2 with Sunderland.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is frustrated at his side's lack of cutting edge in front of goal after the North London club drew 2-2 with Sunderland on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side twice found themselves in front against the Black Cats, but were unable to kill the game off and were eventually pegged back by a late Harry Kane own goal.

Spurs fans and players alike will feel that it was two points dropped rather than one gained, and Adebayor believes the side must be more ruthless when they are the superior team.

"It was worrying not to win," quotes Adebayor as saying. "If it happens a lot it is a worry. We've got to finish teams off when we've got them on the ropes. We didn't do that. We're very disappointed because we should have won the game...

“The most frustrating thing was that we weren’t rewarded for our performance. If you play badly and draw then it is quite good, as I am sure Sunderland’s players will tell you. Their manager won’t be able to believe they came away with a point."

Adebayor has been ever-present under Mauricio Pochettino, starting up front in every Premier League game this season. He will perhaps be disappointed, however, with a return of just one goal so far in this campaign.

Pochettino agreed with the Adebayor's assessment of the side's performance.

"We need to be more aggressive and more focused," the Argentine manager said. "It's difficult to accept. You need to have luck and it's true Sunderland had luck. I think there's a gap in the stats but you need to kill the game."

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