Adebayor: Tottenham squad is top three class

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has taken a swipe at derby rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has taken a swipe at derby rivals Arsenal.

Spurs are seventh, one spot higher than Arsenal, and today’s derby is a clash that neither Andre Villas-Boas nor Arsene Wenger can afford to lose.

Adebayor said: “I think we all know it is a long time since Arsenal won a trophy. I have a huge amount of respect for all the players there now. But to win a trophy is not so easy.

“The players at Arsenal are good but sometimes you need more than good to win a trophy. You also need luck. You never know but the league looks over for them and the Champions League looks tough, so I cannot see them winning any trophies.

“You also need people who say OK, I will give my life on the pitch. That is rare in football.

“Man City have Kompany, Richards, Yaya Toure and quite a few others.

“At United, you have Rooney, Vidic, Cleverley, who will fight. You have Scholes and Giggs as well.

“Chelsea have Lampard and Terry. All great players. Spurs have Gallas, Walker and Parker who never give up. My team-mates always fight. Assou-Ekotto is a great left-back. Friedel is also a strong character. They all work hard in training.

“Of course, Tottenham could finish in the top three. We beat United at Old Trafford and could have beaten City had we taken our chances.

“We believe in ourselves that we can finish in a good spot."

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