Tottenham players in lack of professionalism row in Newcastle defeat
The accusations of a lack of professionalism from Tottenham players when crumbling against Newcastle has now extended to yet another of their star names.
Pundits slaughtered Spurs right-back Eric Dier after Newcastle’s win/Tottenham’s defeat after the final whistle, footage showing Dier belatedly jogging onto the pitch with everybody waiting for him.
Then only getting into position as the second half whistle was blown, then caught totally asleep/cold as Colback played the ball in behind him and Sammy Ameobi equalised with no more than seven seconds on the clock.
However, it has now emerged that there is a new target for the ire of the other Tottenham players and the supporters. Ironically the player having the finger pointed at him is Emmanuel Adebayor who was the only home player to find the back of the net in the Spurs defeat.
The Mirror have reported that their sources at Tottenham have revealed that only a few minutes after the final whistle, Adebayor invited two (unnamed) French speaking Newcastle players into the home dressing room area. While his teammates stared silently at each other and the floor after throwing the game away, Adebayor was happily chatting away in his native language to the two Newcastle players, only a few feet away in a connecting room
According to the Mirror story, other Spurs players were furious at the lack of respect and team unity, wanting Adebayor dropped and Harry Kane given his chance.
Spurs played Villa last weekend and manager Pochettino ignored the players’ demands and started Emmanuel Adebayor.
The script was written, Villa were leading and Adebayor was hauled off after 58 minutes after a woeful performance. Harry Kane took his place and led the fightback, scoring a late winner.
This dressing room split maybe pointing to why Tottenham have made such a relatively poor start and why they mustered such a feeble fightback once Newcastle shocked them with Sammy Ameobi’s equaliser and the Perez winner that followed.
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