We believe - Ade
Emmanuel Adebayor insists the team is ready to bounce back from defeats against Arsenal and United when we face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The striker bagged his 12th goal of the season with a penalty in Wednesday night’s FA Cup fifth round replay win against Stevenage.
Jermain Defoe rifled home two crackers either side of Ade’s spot-kick as we ran out 3-1 winners and booked a home quarter-final against Bolton on Saturday, March 17.
The focus is now on getting back on track in the Premier League and the tough trip to the Blue half of Merseyside, kick-off 5.30pm.
“We believe we can bounce back,” said Ade, voted Player of the Month for February by fans on Xtra, Facebook and Twitter.
“Don’t get me wrong, we had some difficult moments in the last two games, but every team in the league will have those moments.
“We have to believe in ourselves, to keep going. We will win points, lose points, so will Arsenal, Chelsea, City and United.
“We have a big chance to finish in the top three and we have to keep going until the end of the season.”
Ade said it was important to overcome Stevenage – not least after going 1-0 down inside four minutes and then losing Michael Dawson to injury minutes later.
“It was important for us to show character and personality, especially after going 1-0 down,” added the Togo striker.
“I’m sure fans would have thought ‘not again’ but we changed it around, stayed calm, played our football and won 3-1. Now we concentrate on Everton.”