Sherwood praises Adebayor after Tottenham triumph

The Togo international notched a superb double in a man-of-the-match performance and the new Spurs head coach is keen to help the forward maintain his current level
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says Emmanuel Adebayor deserves all the plaudits coming his way after his double at the Liberty Stadium helped Spurs to a 3-1 win over Swansea City.

The Togolese striker scored either side of a Chico Flores own goal as the north Londoners recorded their fifth consecutive away win in the league for the first time since the 1960-61 season.

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It puts Spurs level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, and Sherwood was full of praise for Adebayor, who now has six goals in his last eight matches, though played down his own influence on the 29-year-old's revival.

"I've just given him the stage to go and play. He hasn't had that stage for a while," Sherwood said.

"It's not as I've turned Adebayor into a good player. We all know he's been a good player at every club he's been at. He's been fantastic.

"We just need to get some consistency out of him and I'm sure if he enjoys playing, like he is at the moment, he's going to keep performing well."

As well as praising Adebayor, Sherwood felt Tottenham were worthy winners as he maintained his unbeaten Premier League record in charge of the club.

"We're delighted with the win, it's a tough place to come and play," he added. "We never had a shot on target until we scored, but I always thought we were the more threatening side.

"I thought we had to find that final pass and that bit more quality in the final third and we'd open them up. For an hour I think we did that."