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Adebayor tipped to make the difference

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is counting on Emmanuel Adebayor to do damage to his old club in the North London derby this weekend.

Adebayor spent three-and-a-half seasons at Arsenal before moving to Manchester City, where he was then loaned out to Spurs last season. He was also on the score sheet in the last meeting between these sides, when the Gunners triumphed 5-2.

The Togo target man has sinced made his move to White Hart Lane permanent, but has found himself behind Jermaine Defoe in the pecking order. However, last week he was picked against City, as Villas-Boas believes it can be good to play players against their old sides.

Quotes in the Daily Mail, the Portugese coach explained:

“It is an important game for the club. I suggest to make the most of it, we can use individuals’ motivations. That is why we used Adebayor also in the game versus City last week.

“These are things that you have to count on. Last year he scored from the penalty spot and had a good game”

The curse of the ex struck Arsenal very recently when Robin van Persie scored against them for Manchester United. It would certainly be nice to avoid this particular kind of repitition.

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