Emm has Ade-nuff of los­ing

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By TREVOR WIL­LIAMS

EM­MANUEL ADE­BAYOR has told Tot­ten­ham to show they’re still ca­pa­ble of win­ning the ti­tle by bounc­ing back from their ham­mer­ing at Arse­nal.

Sun­day’s 5-2 maul­ing by the Gun­ners put a se­vere dent in Spurs’ hopes – drop­ping them 10 points be­hind lead­ers Man City.

Ade­bayor, who put Harry Redknapp’s side 2-0 up be­fore their ca­pit­u­la­tion, is bullish about Spurs’ hopes of win­ning the league for the first time since 1961.

And he’s backed his team-mates to bounce back with a win against Man United this Sun­day.

The Togo striker said: “If you want to be cham­pi­ons these are the kind of games we have to be win­ning.

“The Arse­nal game has been a tough one, the de­feat is very heavy, but we have to carry on.

Char­ac­ter

“We have to keep fo­cused. We have to show char­ac­ter in front of our fans and man­age to win that game.”

Af­ter los­ing just once in their pre­vi­ous 15 games, de­feat at the Emi­rates was a sur­prise for most.

And for for­mer Gun­ner Ade­bayor it was par­tic­u­larly hard to take.

But he ac­knowl­edges Arse­nal de­served to win.

He added: “Af­ter my goal I thought the game was over, but they showed good char­ac­ter, played good foot­ball and came back – so con­grat­u­la­tions to Arse­nal.”

Redknapp could be forced to give Eng­land Un­der-21 right-back Adam Smith his de­but on Sun­day af­ter Kyle Walker suf­fered an an­kle in­jury against Arse­nal.

Smith could be thrown into the first team af­ter be­ing re­called from his loan at Leeds on Mon­day.

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