Adebayor never wanted Tottenham exit

Emmanuel Adebayor has said he never wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur during the transfer window, according to Sky Sports, and that he is sure he will win a place in the starting XI of Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas.

Adebayor was strongly linked with departing White Hart Lane in the transfer window, particularly after Villas-Boas completed the purchase of Roberto Soldado from Valencia, with Erik Lamela also joining the club from Roma. With Jermain Defoe also remaining at the north London outfit the competition for places has seen Adebayor fall out of favour, but he insists he is happy to remain at Spurs.

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 “ I have never thought of leaving Spurs. I am here, my family feels great here and I do not see myself in another city,” the former Arsenal striker added.

Soldado became Villas-Boas’ first-choice striker upon his arrival from La Liga but Adebayor has faith he can overtake the Spain international, although he admits he is not ready to do so yet. “ Today I will not tell you that I ‘m stronger than Soldado or Defoe or Lamela,” Adebayor added. “ We now have 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 it is the most important.

The 29-year-old joined Tottenham from Manchester City last summer, having spent the previous season on loan at the club. He has yet to make an appearance for Spurs this season.

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