Sunday, January 19, 2014

Adebayor thrills Spurs manager, Sherwood with 2 goals in Sunday’s game against Swansea

Two goals from the Togolese international Emmanuel Adebayor and an own goal from Chico Flores helped Spurs claim a 3-1 win at Swansea on Sunday, who scored a late consolation through Wilfried Bony

Tottenham Hotspur manager Sherwood who is yet to suffer a league defeat since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas last month admits that striker Emmanuel Adebayor deserves the credit for his recent form and not him. “It’s great," he told Sky Sports. "It's obviously great for the football club and it's great for Ade himself.
"He's flying at the moment and he's enjoying his football. He's playing with a smile on his face and he's finding the back of the net."

Adebayor's restoration to the first-team was Sherwood's opening scheme as Spurs manager after the 29-year-old player was cast to the sidelines by former manager Andre Villas-Boas. Initially selected as part of a front two designed to give a previously lackluster attack more presence, his success there in recent weeks saw the Togo international given the responsibility of leading the line alone against Swansea.
2 goals in an influential, often exciting display from Adebayor would suggest Sherwood got that call right.

The win in south Wales meant that Spurs moved level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool and Sherwood was delighted with the performance from his men.