Former Newcastle United striker Micky Quinn questioned the commitment of Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT yesterday.
Adebayor was prevented from leaving the club on transfer deadline day, with Daniel Levy blocking the move according to the BBC.
The Mirror has also detailed how the striker reportedly turned down a big money off to go and play in Qatar, but Quinn feels he should have made the decision to go and play regular football elsewhere long before January.
“We’re talking about staggering amounts of money – listen, if he really wanted to play football, he’d have taken a pay cut and moved on ages ago,” said Quinn.
Adebayor is arguably one of the most frustrating figures for Tottenham Hotspur fans.
When he’s in the mood and fired up to do well, he can be unplayable and offers the side a presence and strength which doesn’t come from Harry Kane or Roberto Soldado.
However, on other occasions, he seems content to take his wages at the club and cuts a lethargic figure in attack if things aren’t going his way.
Unless he leaves on loan when the loan window opens, he’s going to be a squad option for Mauricio Pochettino over the rest of the season and he will get chances with only two other strikers at the club and plenty of games to play.
The best advice for him would be to make the most of those chances and to prove people like Quinn wrong and if Tottenham benefit through success in the process, the fans and the manager should be very happy.