Emmanuel Adebayor Confident Of Being First-Choice For Tottenham

Spurs misfit not threatened by presence of new signings.

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Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he is not concerned about the increased competition for places at the club this season, as he expects he will make himself first choice by the end of the campaign.

According to Sky Sports, the Togolese international says he never considered quitting the club this summer, despite rumours that he was surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane after a disappointing season last year.

The 29-year-old only managed five Premier League goals last season, prompting manager Andre Villas-Boas to enter the transfer market for new additions upfront, bringing in the likes of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela over the summer in big-money purchases.

Adebayor had been linked with the likes of Besiktas and Schalke, though these moves fell through and he is now set to fight for his place at Spurs for another season, a fight he is confident of winning, despite the quality of players in front of him at the moment.

“I decided with my manager, even before the start of the transfer window that I would not leave Tottenham and that’s what I did,” he said.

“Today I will not tell you that I ‘m stronger than Soldado or Defoe or Lamela.

“We now have four in the attack, I do not know who ranks first, second or third but I know at the end I will be the first and it is the most important.”

Adebayor has moved around a lot in his career so far, having played in the Premier League for Arsenal and Manchester City before joining Spurs, as well as the likes of Metz, Monaco and Real Madrid.

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