Emmanuel Adebayor selection rebounds on Tottenham in Arsenal drubbing | David Hytner
André Villas-Boas's hope that starting the striker against his former club would give him added motivation backfiredAndré Villas-Boas's comments from his Thursday press conference proved prescient. As the Tottenham Hotspur manager hinted that he was ready to give a rare start to Emmanuel Adebayor in this derby, he explained that an "individual's motivation" against his former club could be harnessed to great effect. "It was why we also used Adebayor in the game versus Manchester City last Sunday," Villas‑Boas said, with a nod towards the Togolese's other previous English employer. But, he noted, there were two sides to the coin. "It can also have a negative effect," he warned.Both came up here, although the negative moment that disfigured t...
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