Togo boss changes tune on Emmanuel Adebayor after winner

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The Tottenham star seems to have played his way back into Togo's plans, can he do the same at White Hart Lane?

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first goal in seven months in Togo's 2-1 win over Liberia.

It left his manager Tom Saintfiet delighted with the 31-year-old's display, having axed the former Arsenal man for the recent match against Ghana.

“We were more on the offensive in the second half," Saintfiet told AfricanFootball.com of his side's performance. "We changed our system to play with two strikers and it paid off.

“I am proud of my whole team and especially of Adebayor, who put up a good fight and scored a fantastic goal.

“The whole team played well. We must now focus on our next game against Djibouti.”

Togo managed to turn the game around after finding themselves one-nil down at half time. Defender Sadat Ouro-Akoriko equalised around the hour mark and Adebayor snatched the headlines as he scored the winner three minutes before the end of the match.

It was the striker's first goal at any level since scoring against Guinea last November. He hasn't scored for Spurs since October.

Adebayor's international career had looked in jeopardy after Saintfiet dropped him from the squad for the meeting with Ghana after failing to meet up when scheduled to.

But it looks like he has fought his way back into his country's plans. Now he has to try and do the same at White Hart Lane, something that will be no easy task.

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