Mauricio Pochettino: Emmanuel Adebayor could be Tottenham Hotspur captain v Leicester City

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor could retain the captain’s armband for the FA Cup tie against Leicester City, says Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Emmanuel Adebayor could captain the side against Leicester City today, according to The Sun.

The 30-year-old striker wore the captain’s armband during Spurs’ League Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Sheffield United on Wednesday.

It was Adebayor’s first competitive start for Tottenham in more than two months, and the match ended in a 1-0 win for the North London outfit.

Tottenham fans jeered the former Arsenal striker when he was substituted against the Blades, but Pochettino has suggested that he will have no qualms in making the Togolese the captain against Leicester in the FA Cup fourth-round tie today.

“Yes, Adebayor could be captain if I select him,” The Sun quotes the Argentine as saying. “Unless I pick Younes Kaboul, who is club captain.”

It will be interesting to see the Tottenham fans’ reaction if Adebayor starts and wears the captain’s armband against the Foxes at White Hart Lane today.

The former Manchester City was booed by the Spurs supporters against Sunderland last weekend and against United at White Hart Lane in midweek, and it is clear that he has fallen out of favour with the fans.

However, Pochettino seems to have faith in Adebayor, who has now regained match fitness and must be determined to make up for lost time.

The only way for Adebayor to regain the love of the Tottenham fans is to score today and lead his side to victory over Leicester.

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