Tottenham’s Sherwood: I haven’t made Adebayor a good player

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is adamant he is not the reason Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to top goalscoring form.
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Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is adamant he is not the reason Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to top goalscoring form.

The 29-year old striker scored a brace in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Swansea City to take his tally to five in six outings since Sherwood took the reins but the manager says his efforts are due to the fact that he is now being given an opportunity.

"I haven't said anything to him, I have just given him the stage to play on, he hadn't had that stage for a while," said Sherwood.

"I haven't made Emmanuel Adebayor a good player, I think we already know he has been a good player at every club he has been at.

"We just needed to get some consistency out of him and I am sure if he continues to enjoy playing he will keep performing well.

"He is enjoying it, if you enjoy yourself playing football you will get the best performances out of yourself.

"He is no different to anyone else. He has a smile on his face, is scoring goals and is enjoying it.

"We are trying to encourage the boys to roll the ball into him because he makes things happen. He dictates the pace of the game for us and he likes to get it wide as he knows there is a chance he can score from the cross.

"After his first goal he grew even more and started dominating the game for us. But there's been no magic wand from me. He has always been a good player."

 
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