Spurs striker hits out at White Hart Lane fans.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has given an extraordinary interview in which he he criticises the negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Togo international admits it is no fun playing for Tottenham anymore, and that the players feel more relaxed playing away from home as they don’t feel the constant pressure of the Spurs supporters on their backs.
Tottenham have endured a difficult start to the season and are in particularly poor form at home, losing four times at White Hart Lane already this season, with this weekend’s 2-1 loss to Stoke City the latest in a long line of disappointing results.
Adebayor’s own form has suffered as well, with the 30-year-old only managing two goals in the league so far this term, and it may be that this is down to his lack of joy playing for the club at the moment.
Spurs travel to Hull City for their next game, and the striker admits it might be a relief for Mauricio Pochettino’s players to be at a different ground, and that they may feel more confident in their ability to get a result with less of an intimidating atmosphere.
“It’s kind of hard when you know the first bad ball you make the fans are going to boo you,” he said. “When you are playing in front of your own crowd you want them to support you. But now it is like going through a sad moment and your family not welcoming you home. That’s the worst thing ever because you have nowhere to go.
“At the moment I don’t know whether we should play at home or whether we should play away. I was on the bench against Stoke and, though I could not see everything as clear as night, I could see that nobody wanted the ball. Right now, to tell you the truth, I think a lot of players when they put on the shirt and go out on to the pitch, are finding it hard in the head.
“Maybe we can go out and win the next game 3-0 or 4-0 and that will be it – the fans will be back enjoying Tottenham again and we will have it like it was when I first came here.
“Then every weekend I was happy to come in and play for the club because I knew I was going to have fun and enjoy it. Now it is not fun anymore. At the moment things are not going our way, but it cannot go any lower than this. Things can only get better.”