Belfast Telegraph

Adebayor plans to end season on a high

Emmanuel Adebayor hopes Tottenham's win over Swansea can spark a revival that will see him end his first season at the north London club with a top-four finish and his first FA Cup winner's medal.

Adebayor bagged two vital late goals on Sunday as Spurs ended their seven-week wait for a Barclays Premier League victory by beating the Swans 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

"For me my target before coming to join Tottenham was to get in to the top four and we are in a good position to do that now," the 28-year-old told Spurs TV Online.

"We are in the FA Cup semi-final as well. We just have to give it a go, try to give everything and finish in the top four, and why not win the FA Cup as well?"

Previous defeats to Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal had put the club in danger of dropping out of the top four, but they are now level with the Gunners and five points clear of Chelsea and Newcastle with seven games remaining.

Tottenham also have an FA Cup semi-final against the Blues to look forward to a week on Sunday and Adebayor, who has never clinched a cup winner's medal, is confident his team can end the season with a bang.

Despite keeping pace with the leaders for most of the season, Tottenham's campaign started to fade away in February and the 12-point lead they had over Arsenal evaporated with alarming speed.

Many had claimed Spurs were cracking under the pressure of being in such a lofty position, but Adebayor thinks last weekend's win proves that Harry Redknapp's squad are mentally tough enough to cope with the position they find themselves in.

"Now we have closed the gap on Arsenal and have maintained a gap over Chelsea and Newcastle.

"It was very important for everyone, for the players and the fans, and hopefully now we will go on a good run until the end of the season."


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