4-4-2 and Adebayor!

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

In Andre Villas-Boas’ latest press conference in the build-up to the Super Sunday tie at the Etihad between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur he revealed that Tottenham have been working on a new formation in training; 4-4-2.

This is news that must be filling the Tottenham fans with joy as the favoured 4-2-3-1 formation has only provided 9 goals in Tottenham’s Premier League campaign so far this season with 2 coming from the penalty spot.

Andre Villas-Boas also mentioned that this could give a chance to the forgotten man Emmanuel Adebayor to form a link up with either Roberto Soldado or Jermain Defoe who are both restricted in height but have an eagle eye for goals and finishing. Tottenham have looked very easy to defend against by using their 4-2-3-1 formation because it doesn’t give the opposition much to think about as once the creative midfielder is taken out of the game, there is very limited creativity in the team, especially with AVB opting for inverted wingers so far this season so Emmanuel Adebayor will undoubtedly give the defenders something extra to think about when they come up against Tottenham.

While the majority of the squad were away with their international sides, Adebayor and Soldado were tested out in a friendly together in a 4-4-2 system, AVB revealed today; “We’ve trained with 4-4-2 during this international break. We played a game against a local team over here last Friday playing 4-4-2”.

This could have been a hint that he is weighing up his options for the crucial game on Sunday away to Manchester City as he went on further to explain he hasn’t decided whether he will play 1 or 2 up front against Manchester City on Sunday and he could even play Adebayor up front on his own even though he hasn’t played a single minute in the Tottenham shirt so far this season.

The Portuguese head coach went on to say “Our likely approach is to go with one up front (against Manchester City). It’s a decision that I will have to take, which one I will choose (Out of the 3 available strikers). They are very near each other at the moment and it could be a possibility that even Ade could play that game.”

Who should line up in the Tottenham front line against Manchester City this Sunday? Have your say below
Soldado & Adebayor
Soldado & Defoe
Adebayor & Defoe

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