The Daily Star has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor should apologise to Spurs fans for his performance in the North London derby against Arsenal.
The striker was unsurprisingly booed continuously by Arsenal fans during the game, which gave him the perfect motivation to score against his former club with what have been a defining goal during the game.
However, he wasn’t able to take advantage of openings during the first-half of the game with Spurs’ only goal coming from a slick Nacer Chadli effort in the second-half.
“You should really issue another apology to the Tottenham fans for your performance in this game, which was certainly nothing to celebrate,” reports the Star.
“Twice he had great chances to open the scoring in the first half. The first, had he got anything extra on his header, it would surely have gone in. The second saw him try to round the keeper so slowly it was painful to watch.”
On his day, Adebayor is unplayable.
His frame, his power and his touch all have the ability to make him one of the best strikers in the Premier League but he lacks the consistency needed to fire Tottenham into at least the top four.
That presents Mauricio Pochettino with the area he needs to address in relation to the forward.
Perhaps there has been a little bit of complacency from the big man but Pochettino has always been superb in terms of the way he man manages players and gets them producing more consistency at crucial times.
Adebayor is never going to be the centre forward who works his socks off for no end product but he can make the difference in big games, it’s just a case of getting him to do that more consistently.