Ade backs duo to lift Spurs
Emmanuel Adebayor has backed Tottenham team-mates Scott Parker and Sandro to play key roles as Spurs go 'to war' to finish third.
Last Updated: 08/05/12 9:35am
Emmanuel Adebayor has backed Tottenham team-mates Scott Parker and Sandro to play key roles as Spurs go 'to war' to secure a UEFA Champions League spot.
Harry Redknapp's side sit fourth in the Premier League ahead of their final game at home to Fulham, one point adrift of North London rivals Arsenal.
Spurs know finishing fourth may not be enough to secure a seat at Europe's top table next term, depending on the outcome of this season's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
After coming from a goal down with 10 men to draw 1-1 at Aston Villa at the weekend, on-loan Manchester City striker Adebayor is hoping for a final push against the Cottagers.
The 28-year-old feels captain Parker and Brazilian midfielder Sandro could be crucial in overhauling the Gunners, who travel to in-form West Brom.
He told the Dailly Mirror: "You can definitely take Sandro and Scott Parker to war, because they can take a bullet for you no matter what happens.
"I think Sandro showed it again at Villa. The manager has given him a lot of confidence. We all believe in him because we all know what he can do.
"We see him in training every day and he proved it again because with one man down he can still do the job for us.
"Hopefully, we can keep going. And if all the lads are like that next year we can start thinking of winning the league and being in a better position."
Adebayor netted his 17th goal of the season from the penalty spot at Villa Park after Richard Dunne committed a clumsy foul on Sandro.
The Brazilian was proud of Spurs' performance, particularly after Danny Rose's 50th-minute dismissal, but is now focused on their crunch clash against Fulham.
"It was a very hard game," he said. "It's a great point for us because we lost a player.
"It was so difficult, every player was behind the line and Villa were only looking to defend. It was difficult to score.
"I'm sad because I wanted to win this game, but now the next game is like a cup final.
"We can do it."