English Premiership

Adebayor clarifies comments

2014-11-12 11:56
Emmanuel Adebayor (AFP)
Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that he was not criticising the club's fans in a statement he made after the side’s 2-1 loss to Stoke over the weekend.

Adebayor was quoted as saying that the crowd booing players meant that playing away and at home were equally difficult, but quickly clarified his statement on Tuesday by saying the comments were not a criticism of the fans.

"I have never criticised Tottenham fans. I just merely suggested that it would be more positive if they got behind the team more,” Football411 quotes him as saying.

"I love the club as do all the players in the dressing room. We would all do anything to make this team win but like most people we respond better to praise than criticism. We will get this right. Please bear with us and we will improve.''

After the loss to Stoke Adebayor said that the lack of support from the crowd was the "worst thing ever because you have nowhere to go".

"When you are playing in front of your own crowd you want them to support you. But now it is like going through a sad moment and your family not welcoming you home - that's the worst thing ever because you have nowhere to go," he said.

"Obviously I was on the bench against Stoke and, though I could not see everything as clear as night, I could see that nobody wanted the ball.

"It's hard for the players. It's not their fault and it's not the fans' fault either because the fans want to see a result, the fans want to see a response and things are not going our way at the moment.

"We just have to fight as a team and as a club to find a solution - the quicker the better.''

Spurs are currently 12th in the Premier League table after four wins, two draws and five losses. They face Hull away from home on Sunday.

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