Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he has ‘full confidence’ in struggling Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Togolese striker has been in disappointing form so far this season, having been able to score just one goal in seven Premier League appearances. Although Adebayor has created eight chances for his teammates, he has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 60%.
The 30-year-old has been at Tottenham since 2011 and has been largely irregular in scoring goals. Last season the striker netted 11 times in 21 league appearances and gained form only under then-manager Tim Sherwood.
Pochettino, who was appointed the Spurs boss in the summer, believes that the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker will recover his form sooner rather than later.
‘I am very happy with his performances’, FourFourTwo quotes the Argentine boss as saying. ‘It's difficult when the striker doesn't score, but we have full confidence in him’.
Maintaining confident in Adebayor may not be a very wise idea in the long run. Throughout his career, the former AS Monaco striker has blown hot and cold, and is not reliable at all.
This could well be a real test of Pochettino’s managerial calibre. With Roberto Soldado also struggling for form, it remains to be seen how the former Southampton boss gets the best out of his two main strikers before dipping into the market in the January transfer window.