Mauricio Pochettino says that he believes struggling Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor will come good soon.
Adebayor has been entrusted by Pochettino to lead the line, but he has not repaid his manager's faith so far, after claiming just one goal.
However, the Argentine boss says that he has no problem with the striker's lack of scoring and feels that when he hits the back of the net again it will start off a purple patch.
“I believe in Emmanuel Adebayor," he told the Express. "We know always that striker maybe suffer some periods where it is difficult to score, but he made a lot of effort for the team.
“The more important thing is we are convinced that he, or another teammate, can still arrive at the possibility to score. So I am happy with his performance.
“He knows he needs to score for himself because a striker always lives to score. But as far as I am concerned, I believe in him and have no problem.”
Pochettino's words seem to suggest that Adebayor will continue up front for the foreseeable future.
So far this season Tottenham have been reliant on their attacking midfielders chipping in with goals, because of their lack of a potent finisher up front.
There were calls for Pochettino to bring in a striker over the summer, but no deal for a forward materialised with the Argetine seemingly more intent on strengthening the squad defensively.
That could prove to be a costly decision, even if the former Southampton boss is standing by his first-choice front-man for now.
Already Spurs' profligacy in front of goals has led to them dropping points and they will need to ensure that this is is a problem that doesn't continue for too much longer if they do want to breach the top four.
Adebayor's next start should come against Southampton at the weekend and he will be determined to prove his manager's faith in him is not unfounded.