Adebayor out to prove Tottenham wrong, Togo national team coach claims

Emmanuel Adebayor’s Tottenham spell may have ended in disastrous fashion, but Togo manager Tom Saintfiet still thinks he has a future in England.

Tottenham Hotspur fans may not have seen the last of Emmanuel Adebayor in the Premier League, according to the striker’s national team coach.

The 31-year-old was released from his Spurs contract by mutual consent back in September and, despite being linked with a move to Aston Villa by the likes of the Daily Mirror, has so far failed to agree a playing deal with another club.

But despite his contract situation, Togo national team manager Tom Saintfiet believes that Adebayor may still have a future in the English game.

Speaking to BBC World Service football reporter John Bennett, the 42-year-old coach tipped the ex-Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham man to make a comeback in the coming months.

"I think he is very motivated to prove, after what happened in Tottenham, that he is still a player who can add something to any team in England," he said.

Adebayor scored 41 goals in 106 games for the Lilywhites and though he clashed, on occasion, with former Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas, he enjoyed a much more positive relationship with successor Tim Sherwood.

And with plenty of Premier League sides likely to be on the lookout for a proven top-flight goalscorer, Adebayor could yet earn a deal elsewhere.

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