Earlier on Monday, Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor said that he no longer looked forward to playing at White Hart Lane due to the home support, saying that he would prefer to play away from home. Adebayor was speaking after Spurs fell to yet another disappointing home loss at the hands of Stoke. The former Arsenal and Manchester City ace also claimed that watching from the bench, he observed that no player on the pitch wanted the ball.
Well, Martin Cloake, a board member of the Tottenham Supporters’ Trust, has hit back at the Togo international, slamming the striker for his poor recent performances. He also knows that the fans know when a player is putting the in the effort, and sympathise with the players when they put in the effort, but do not necessarily come away with the result.
“There is this narrative about Spurs fans being hard to please but it’s still an old-fashioned English football ground with the stands close to the pitch and, when it bounces, there is some great passion there. It can be one of the most exciting and intimidating arenas. For people who are supposedly very hard to please the fans certainly turn up in their numbers and pay lots of money and follow the team all over Europe. Considering we have only won two trophies in the last 24 years I don’t think that is a particularly grumbly or hard to please crowd. I think it is a very very loyal crowd.”
Cloake also went on to say that Adebayor’s form on the road hasn’t been in tip-top shape with the thirty year-old yet to score away from home this season.
“What was also interesting about Adebayor’s comments is that he was talking about how difficult it is to play at home but at Villa the support was absolutely brilliant and he was still rubbish and in fact it was a really terrible performance by the entire team.”