Thursday 23 November 2017

Adebayor: Fans can Spur side to victory

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR has called on the Tottenham fans to roar their team to victory in tonight's home clash against West Brom.

Spurs missed a golden opportunity to make inroads to Manchester City and Manchester United's grip on the Premier League on Saturday when they drew 1-1 at Swansea City.

Had Spurs won, they would have headed in to the new year just four points behind both sides with a match in hand.

They still have a good chance to put the pressure back on their rivals this month as they face West Brom, Everton, Wolves and Wigan at home, and Adebayor thinks the home crowd can play a big part in making sure Spurs start 2012 with a bang against the Baggies at White Hart Lane.

"If you want to finish in (the) top four these are the games you cannot lose or draw, so it's going to be an important game for us," he said.

"We need the noise, we need them to cheer up, we need the voice, we need them to be our 12th man.

"We have to do everything to take the three points from West Brom."

While manager Harry Redknapp maintains the title is not beyond his team, Adebayor's main focus is bringing Champions League football back to White Hart Lane next season.

The Tottenham striker said: "We have a big chance to finish in the top four, or maybe even top two or three, but the season will be very long and tough, we just have to keep going, keep believing we can get in that top four, especially now that we have four games at home. We have to make sure we get maximum points out of them."

Aside from a 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday, West Brom have enjoyed a successful festive period, beating Blackburn and Newcastle and holding City to a draw on St Stephen's Day.

Redknapp will give a test to Scott Parker after the midfielder came off in the second half at Swansea with a knock to his knee, while Aaron Lennon and Ledley King could return from their respective hamstring and knee injuries.

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