Adebayor only flew in yesterday - too late for an afternoon training session he had been expected to attend.
But Spurs boss AVB said Adebayor's influence in the dressing room is massive.
He said: "He's a strong character, he is fun to be around and a competitive player. The manager's impact in the running of a game can be minimal.
"In those situations you need players to inspire. This is what impact Ade can have."