Phil Thompson praises Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino for getting rid of Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Crystal Palace after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.

Phil Thompson has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on February 27th, that Tottenham Hotspur getting rid of Emmanuel Adebayor was a great idea.

Adebayor, who has now moved to Crystal Palace, was excluded from Spurs training for the entirety of this season, and the London club eventually terminated his contract in September.

Tottenham have since gone on to mount a push for the title, and Thompson feels that Adebayor’s departure has brought the group closer together.

“One of the big things, was getting Adebayor out of the mix with these lads,” Thompson said. “That might sound dramatic, but I’m right. You see the bond with all these players. You don’t need a bag egg, and he was.”

Tottenham’s squad seems extremely close knit, with their youngsters forming a strong bond.

The fighting spirit that Mauricio Pochettino has created at Spurs has been evident all season, and it was highlighted once against last weekend.

Tottenham came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 in their most recent outing.

That victory reduced Leicester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to two points, and made Spurs the bookies’ favourites to lift the title in May.

Tottenham’s next match comes against West Ham United on Wednesday evening, before they face a crucial North London Derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

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