AVB insists Spurs can handle Adebayor absence

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says they can handle the suspension of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says they can handle the suspension of Emmanuel Adebayor.

With Harry Kane on loan at Norwich, Jermain Defoe is the only recognised striker Villas-Boas has at his disposal for the next three Barclays Premier League games, but he is not worried about the situation.

"Do we have enough firepower? Yes. We have one of the league's top scorers in Jermain Defoe," Villas-Boas said.

"Obviously recently we have been playing with Ade and he's been excellent, so we understand that he's one less option; one very important player but we have to adapt without him.

"Ade and Defoe have flourished well in the past and they know each other very well so to not have that will be hard to take, but the good thing is that the games against West Ham, Liverpool and Fulham are in one week so the player can be back quickly."

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