Spurs players would rather play away claims Adebayor

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that the squad would currently rather play away from home to avoid being booed by their own fans, Sky Sports is reporting.

It is one of the most difficult time at Spurs in their recent history – with the club in a poor run of form that has seen four losses from five home league games and their third manager in just two seasons.

This slump currently sees them 12th in the table and performances have been worrying to say the least.

Fans had had enough of the woeful displays and the team was widely booed off the White Hart Lane pitch this weekend as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke.

Adebayor has now suggested that while it is not the fault of the fans, the oppressive atmosphere inside the stadium is not helping the players.

He said: “When you are playing in front of your own crowd you want them to support you, but now it’s like going through a sad moment and your family isn’t welcoming you home.

“That’s the worst thing ever because you have nowhere to go. I was on the bench against Stoke and, though I could not see everything, I could see that nobody wanted the ball.

“It’s hard for the players. It’s not their fault and it’s not the fans’ fault either because the fans want to see a result, the fans want to see a response and things are not going our way.

“But it might be better to play away because at least we know beforehand we are guaranteed to be booed by the opposition. When you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder.

“I’m not just talking about me; I’m speaking on behalf of all the players. Now it is not fun. We are going through a difficult moment.”

The pressure is firmly on new boss Mauricio Pochettino to turn results around quickly, but many are resting the blame on poor transfers, no leaders on the pitch and a lack of passion from the Spurs squad.

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