Villas-Boas insists Adebayor will get his chance at Tottenham Hotspur


Emmanuel Adebayor still has a future at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Togolese striker played a key role in helping Spurs finish fourth last season, whilst he was on loan from Manchester City. Adebayor made the move to White Hart Lane permanent during the summer, but he has been unable to force his way into the starting line-up during the early stages of this season.

Whilst the 28-year-old has featured four times in the Premier League, every one of these outings have come from the substitute bench and equates to just 116 minutes. Andre Villas-Boas, installed as Harry Redknapp’s successor ahead of the new campaign, has instead opted for Jermain Defoe, who has been in impressive form.

The England international has started all eight games in the league and has returned five goals, more than he notched during the entire 2010-11 season and almost half the amount he managed last term. So whilst Defoe is the main man for Tottenham at the moment, Villas-Boas insists Adebayor will get his chance to shine.

"Obviously, every player wants to play, at the moment we are using the structure of one striker and Defoe has been doing extremely well," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports News. "I think Ade has done extremely well in the games where he has come in for the squad, certainly he is in contention for games where we play with two strikers.

"At the moment we haven't found the comfort in that formation yet, but in the future when we use it, when we rotate the strikers he will be back in contention."

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