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Tottenham striker Adebayor: I want to make Defoe the league's top scorer

Tottenham striker Adebayor: I want to make Defoe the league's top scorer

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The Spurs forward insists that he is "not a selfish player" and would be just as happy helping his colleague to the top of the goal charts as he would doing it himself.

Emmanuel Adebayor is looking to bounce back from injury by announcing his ambition to help Tottenham teammate Jermain Defoe become the top goalscorer in the Premier League.

The Togolese striker is yet to start under new manager Andre Villas-Boas since making his 5 million pound move from Manchester City, thanks to a lack of match fitness at the start of the season that was quickly followed by a hamstring injury in September, one that has kept the former Arsenal man on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old expressed his excitement about when he returns, though, by vowing to help Defoe net more goals.

"We've got a good team and a good squad," Adebayor told reporters. "As for Jermain, I have huge respect for him and he knows this already. I've told him that if I can come back and make him the top goal-scorer in the league, then I'm happy to do that. It would be my pleasure to help him score more goals.

"I am not a selfish player, I want to share and hopefully he will be the man who will score to give us victory over [Aston] Villa. The club are happy having me, and I'm happy playing alongside top players like Jermain, who is on fire at the moment, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey, who is an unbelievable player."

Adebayor spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane, scoring 17 goals and assisting on another 11.

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