Adebayor clarifies Spurs fan comments

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has moved to clarify his comments about the White Hart Lane crowd and denied criticising fans, Sky Sports has reported.

The player had previously stated after their 2-1 defeat at home to Stoke over the weekend that he and other Spurs players felt it would be better for them to play away from home and avoid being booed by their own supporters.

Sunday’s game was the club’s fourth defeat from five games in front of their own fans, with yet another incredibly poor performance on show for the White Hart Lane faithful – they booed their team widely at both half time and full time.

It is one of the most difficult periods in recent club history with the squad continuously being chopped and changed and under their third new manager in just one and a half seasons.

But Adebayor has moved to deny criticising fans and issued a statement to clarify his comments.

He said: “I would like to clarify some recent reports in the newspapers.

“I have NEVER criticised Tottenham fans. I just merely suggested that it would be more positive if they got behind the team more.

“I love the club as do all the players in the dressing room. We would all do anything to make this team win but like most people we respond better to praise than criticism.

“We will get this right. Please bear with us and we will improve.”

Tottenham sit 12th in the table currently and boast just two wins from their previous nine games since winning their opening two of the season.

However despite some calamitous defending and poor form they are only four points off the Champions League places and there is still plenty of time for them to turn it around.

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