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Monday 28 November 2011

Adebayor hails positive Redknapp impact

On-loan striker says it is 'special' to work for Tottenham's manager

Adebayor found a scoring touch since joining Spurs on loan from Man City

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has praised the positive impact that boss Harry Redknapp has had on his game.

Adebayor scored his fourth and fifth goals since signing on a season-long loan from Manchester City in Monday night's 2-0 win over Aston Villa, a victory which moved Tottenham up to third in the Barclays Premier League.

"For me it's always special to have a manager like him," Adebayor said.

"He has given me confidence, has given me my life back. He tells me before every game: 'Adebayor - go out there, you know what you can do, just enjoy your football.

"If you can score goals, score goals, make assists, keep doing your thing,' and that's it."

He added: "I don't have any pressure on my head telling myself I have to score to keep my place now. I just have to do the job and I think at the moment I am doing it very well."

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Key Points

  • Adebayor signed from Man City on season-long loan
  • Has scored five Barclays Premier League goals this season
  • Says Redknapp has boosted his confidence