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Monday, February 11, 2013
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas remained calm when questioned about Emmanuel Adebayor’s failure to return earlier all week.
The Portuguese said the former Arsenal striker had “issues” to deal with following his country’s exit from the tournament.
If he was angry at the striker’s actions, he was not showing it publicly on Saturday.
“It was obviously good to have him,” said Villas-Boas, who brought Adebayor on in the second half.
“He helped the team the result so it is good to get him back.
“It’s very difficult. First he was authorised to come back on Friday. Some issues arose that have put that comeback in jeopardy, but he still was in time to come back and make an impact from the bench.”
Adebayor played an important role in setting up Gareth Bale for his second strike yesterday, knocking the ball down to the Welshman before he raced clear and nutmegged Tim Krul with 12 minutes left.