Adebayor eyeing Champions League qualification with Tottenham

The Togolese international says he is targeting a top four finish with the north Londoners after his late strike dispatched Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor remains hopeful that the north London club can beat their closest city rivals to a top-four finish this season.

The 29-year-old Togo star scored the winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Stoke, keeping their hopes of Champions League qualification through the league table alive with one game remaining.

Spurs moved two points clear of rivals Arsenal thanks to Adebayor's 83rd minute strike, but the Gunners face Wigan on Tuesday and the former Arsenal and Manchester City forward says he fantasises about playing in the Champions League.

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"I had the chance to be in the Champions League for a few years and when you come out of the tunnel, you hear the music, we all want to be there," he told reporters.

"We have one more game to go so let's go and do it.

"This was an important game [against Stoke] and we all knew we had to come here and win. Stoke scored an early goal and it was important to keep our belief. We did that and got the goal that won us the game.

"We knew that if we kept passing the ball, they would tire and that's what happened and we got our reward in the end."

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas also remains hopeful that Spurs can push on and qualify for the top European competition. The 35-year-old says his side "deserve" to finish in the top four and is hopeful that FA Cup winners Wigan can do his side a favour and beat Arsenal on Tuesday.

"Hopefully we can be rewarded for what we have done this season," Villas-Boas said.

"This result enables us to play at home to Sunderland [next Sunday], and Arsenal have a tough trip to Newcastle.

"This puts more pressure on Arsenal and we hope Wigan have their day and then it will be an interesting final day of the season. We are still within reach of our objectives."