June 20 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas was pleased to see Emmanuel Adebayor get his name on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win over Reading.
The Togo international scored Spurs’ second goal as they recovered from an early Pavel Pogrebnyak header to secure a victory that takes them above Chelsea and into third place in the Premier League, although the Blues have games in hand.
Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson levelled for the hosts with Clint Dempsey’s deflected effort sealing the points late on, but it was Adebayor’s goal after 51 minutes that stood out for Villas-Boas.
“It was important for him today to score,” he said. “He had a couple of situations recently against Sunderland and Villa, it was important for him to get back into the goals.
“Strikers live off goals, it was important for him to score. You see him trying like Jermain Defoe, Clint, and how decisive he is also.
“They want to get in the box, they breathe off scoring goals and it will give him a boost for sure.”