Tottenham morning news: Pochettino on Adebayor; Gerrard admits approach; Vertonghen wants victory

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Tottenham Hotspur

According to a report from the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor has opted not to train with the first-team after he was told he has played his last game for the North London club.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino allegedly told the Togo international he was no longer part of his plans at the end of last season.

Despite that he remains at White Hart Lane for now and the Spurs boss said, “We gave him the opportunity to train with the first-team at different times. But he decided to train with the under-21s.”

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Adebayor, but having failed to move in in January, it seems for the short term he will remain exactly where he is.

In other news, the Daily Mail has published comments from former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in which he admitted Tottenham had looked into the possibility of signing him.

Gerrard left Anfield at the end of last season for a stint in the MLS, but before that move was ratified the midfielder said, “A few English clubs called but I wouldn’t play against Liverpool. There was interest from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.”

And finally, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has been speaking to the club’s official website ahead of their match against Sunderland on Sunday.

Spurs are yet to win this season but the Belgium international is targeting three points to get their season off the ground directly after the international break.

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