At his press conference ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Emmanuel Adebayor would be back from the Africa Cup of Nations in time for Saturday’s game.
There was uncertainty over Adebayor’s whereabouts after he and a number of Togo players remained in South Africa after their elimination from the competition rather than return with the official party to Togo. Villas-Boas stated that the club knew where the player was and were trying to make arrangements for his return to London. He said that Adebayor would be at the training session either on Thursday afternoon or on Friday. He was not concerned with the situation as the players had been given time off and were coming back on different days.
With Jermain Defoe’s ankle injury, Adebayor is the only senior striker available for selection, if he returns on time.
Reporting from the news conference, Ben Pearce, Spurs reporter for the Tottenham Journal tweeted,
He also reported that Villas-Boas is expecting Younes Kaboul to return to training on Monday and could be back in 2 or 3 weeks.