Adebayor says he saved Tottenham's season last year, compares himself to Bale

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he saved Tottenham's season last year.

Emmanuel Adebayor has been talking up current star man Harry Kane, but has been sure to talk himself up in the process.

The Togo international was speaking to the Express after making a comeback as a substitute against Manchester United on Sunday, and hopes to play a role between now and the end of the season.

Adebayor compares Kane's impact to that of Gareth Bale two seasons ago, yet also places his own 2013/14 form in the same category.

He said: "He is a young lad who has come into the side and shown he is a fantastic player. At the moment I think he is the only one that can save our season, like I did last season and Gareth Bale did two years ago."

Adebayor, 31, has had a woeful season this campaign scoring only twice, battling personal issues and a loss of form, and failed to make the squad for the recent Capital One Cup final.

So what about last season, was Adebayor over-inflating his impact a year ago, to categorise it alongside Kane and Bale?

He scored 11 times in 21 Premier League games, 14 goals in all competitions. It's a figure Kane has already surpassed with 24 goals, and one Bale also topped, with 26 in his final season at Spurs.

Adebayor can't claim to have finished the season strongly either. He scored only three goals in his last 10 games, with one assist.

It's fair to say the individual efforts of Kane can be compared with the way Bale impacted the team in the 2012/13 season, but, Adebayor's efforts, while creditable, do not belong in the same category.

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