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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor ready to fight for first team place following summer arrivals
2:36pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is prepared to fight for his place in the side following the arrivals of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela.
The 29-year-old was subject to a lot of transfer speculation during the summer but he claims he never had any interest in leaving Spurs.
Adebayor was given compassionate leave in July following the death of his brother and is yet to start a match for Tottenham this season.
Following his return to the north London club the Togo International player trained with reserves but insisted that he was not being punished by manager Andre Villas-Boas simply being provided an opportunity to get his confidence back.
“I decided with my manager, even before the start of the transfer window, that I would not leave Tottenham and that’s what I did,” Adebayor told the London Evening Standard.
“I have been playing professional football for 11 years and my brother’s death was a blow to me in recent weeks but since then I found my spirits.
“In the life of every footballer there are always ups and downs but I’m not complaining.
“We are now four in the attack, I do not know who ranks first, second or third but I know at the end I will be the first and that is the most important.
“Two years ago, I was top scorer and best passer at the club. Last season was not great, it is true.
“I do not want to relive that this season but there is no revenge or anything. This season, I have not started yet but rest assured that when I start I will be working very hard.”
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