Gary Neville on Tottenham duo Soldado and Adebayor: They can't play together

Emmanuel Adebayor

Gary Neville has called on Spurs to give up trying to get Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor playing alongside each other.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has urged Tottenham to give up on playing Rberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor together.

The duo were selected up front against Aston Villa at the weekend, and failed to make an impact.

It was up to substitute and fan favourite Harry Kane to come off the bench and hit a late, deflected, goal to earn Spurs a 2-1 win.

Neville told Sky Sports Monday Night Football: "They are not a pair. They have played together a few times the last 18 months

"There's no link between them there's no partnership. Kane would be the better partner for both of them."

Neither Adebayor or Soldado have covered themselves in glory this season, each taking backwards steps in terms of their performances.

A lack of mobility from each makes them almost too similar to play together effectively, and having Kane, a young player who shows more determination off the ball, playing alongside either of them, could have the effect of helping one of them flourish.

It may not seems like much of a choice right now, but Pochettino may have to make his pick of Soldado and Adebayor not to lead the line, but to be Kane's partner up top.

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