Adebayor is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks.
"Of course, chances for me have improved with someone else out injured," the Dane told BT.
"But I still hope that he will be back soon, as we need him in the team.
"I still feel that when I play my best, I should start, regardless of who is fit or who is injured.
"I have the same attitude every time, and each game I try to prove that I should start."