Ade relieved to end drought

Image: Emmanuel Adebayor: Was relieved to end goal drought at the weekend

On-loan Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits it was a huge relief to end his goal drought against Newcastle at the weekend.

Spurs striker welcomes confidence boost

On-loan Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits it was a huge relief to end his goal drought against Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs demolished the Magpies 5-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening to keep themselves within seven points of the Premier League summit. The win was thanks in no small part to the efforts of Adebayor, on a season-long loan at Tottenham from Manchester City.

Relief

The Togo striker set up the North Londoners' first four goals before adding one of his own in the second half. Former Arsenal man Adebayor welcomed the strike - which was his first in 713 minutes of competitive action. "I had a tough time. I didn't score for a few games but I came back and scored and I made a lot of assists," he told Spurs TV Online. "It's good for the confidence. We are all human. When you go through four, five, six games without scoring you start questioning yourself. "You start saying: 'what is happening? What is wrong?' "I got some stick from my team-mates as well - in a good way - so I was happy to score and to help the team win. "I've worked hard in training and my team-mates all believe in me and what I can do." Saturday was also a successful day for Spurs new boy Louis Saha. Many had questioned why Harry Redknapp signed the 33-year-old, but he linked up well with Adebayor to register his first two Tottenham goals inside 20 minutes of his first start.
Impressed
Former Metz man Adebayor was impressed with how well he worked Saha, who he knows from their time in France together. He said: "It was easy because I know him from France and I know how he plays. "We talked a lot before the game. I know where he goes on the pitch and we talked a lot on the pitch. That made it easy for us."

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