Sunday, 25 September 2011

Real Madrid move took Adebayor to a new level

Roberto Martinez reckons Emmanuel Adebayor is firing again because Real Madrid taught him to up his game. 

The big striker spent six months on loan at the Bernabeu last season and came home with a hat-trick ball in his hands from a win over Almeria and a shot of confidence in his arm.

And Wigan chief Martinez expects the striker to take the top flight by storm following his summer switch to Spurs.

Adebayor may have missed an easy chance against the Latics as Spurs won 2-1 at the DW Stadium, but his ability still impressed the Spaniard.

He said: ``He is getting better and better from every experience he accumulates. Going to Real Madrid has taken him to a better level.

``To have him in your squad with the experience of Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid means he is a special, special player.

``As a player you are as good as your experiences. He has been in a very demanding club.

``Believe me it is 24 hours you need to be at your best. You cannot afford to be sloppy and that helps any player.

``Players that go to Real Madrid or Barcelona, when they make their next move they seem to be above other players because they do not drop their standards.

``In Emmanuel's case, to maintain everything without dropping his standards makes him a much better player.''

Martinez believes Harry Redknapp is going to get the best of Adebayor by giving him a stellar supporting cast and a licence to roam.

The Wigan manager added: ``He fits the players he has got around him. Playing with Scott Parker, Luca Modric and Jermaine Defoe gives him freedom and it suits his strengths.

``Sometimes as player you need to fit into a system that suits you and Adebayor has found home in the manner Spurs play.

``When you have that, you have a top, top goal scorer and striker in any league in the world.''

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