Really pleased with tonight’s result and glad Defoe has equalled the Chiver’s record (I have some great memories of watching the big man play….him and Gilzean…magic !). Hope Defoe is selected for home leg and breaks the record…..but please…no more Premier League games.
You will know by my previous posts that I am not the most ardent of Adebayore fans but I did feel for the guy tonight. Initially relegated to training with the reserve squad….allowed back to first team training…..selected to travel for tonight’s match. I honestly expected the guy to start or at least come on at half time so that he could show his commitment to the club. He never even stepped on the pitch !
What must the guy be thinking and what was AVB’s strategy ? I fully supported the manager in asking the player to prove his allegiance to the club by dropping him to train with the second team….I also understood him returning to the first team training even though it might only be due to pressure brought about by Mr Levy to have a very expensive player at full fitness in case he was needed. I do not however understand him putting the player in a squad for a European away match and then not even giving him a run out. That really is ‘rubbing his nose in it’ and effectively saying “You do not have any place at all in my future plans”.
Be honest…how many thought when the squad was named that we would see Adebayore on the pitch ???
Can anyone give me a logical reason why the guy never had a chance to actually play ?? surely he deserved that.Follow @TrfficTottenham