Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has launched a scathing attack on the club’s fans, insisting that it would be better to play away from White Hart Lane so the players are not booed by their own support.
Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Stoke City on Sunday, their fourth home defeat of the season already, sparking a furious reaction from the stands at White Hart Lane.
But Adebayor, who came on as a second-half substitute, says the atmosphere is not helping matters and claims the players are worn down by playing at home.
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"Will it help playing away from home? To be honest, I think so," he told reporters.
"At least you know I am going to be having the majority of opposition fans booing me rather than our own fans booing me. And I am not just talking about me, I am speaking on behalf of all the players.
"I think it might be better to play away from home at the moment because at least we know beforehand we are guaranteed to be booed because they want their home club to win.
"But when you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder.