SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 19: Spurs player Emmanuel Adebayor reacts during the Barclays premier league match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 19, 2014 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

London – Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed how he had a blazing row with the club's former manager Andre Villas-Boas in front of the rest of the team.

Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham in December following a poor run of results and Togo star Adebayor admits he wasn't unhappy to see him go.

Adebayor didn't agree with Villas-Boas's tactics and made his point to the Portuguese coach during a training session.

The 29-year-old was exiled from the Tottenham team as a result, but he has returned to the starting line-up under new boss Tim Sherwood and scored six goals in 10 matches

“Don't get me wrong, he brought his ideas and I told him: 'Your ideas will not help the team',” Adebayor told Barclays Premier League World on Sky Sports 4.

“I have had a chance to play for a lot of top clubs in my career and I know how it's supposed to be.

“I told him one v one and he didn't want to listen, and then I told him in front of the group.

“Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was a good one, maybe it was a bad one. I don't know, but I spoke my mind.” – Sapa-AFP