Adebayor is staying put at Spurs

Emmanuel Adebayor, pictured, enjoys a good relationship with Mauricio Pochettino

Emmanuel Adebayor has no intention of leaving Tottenham, with the divisive striker insisting recent off-field issues are now behind him.

Following nine turbulent weeks out of action, the 30-year-old made his return as a second-half substitute in Spurs' 2-1 win against Sunderland on Saturday.

Injury and illness kept Adebayor out of action before a period of compassionate leave due to family issues, with the striker quoted in November as saying his mother was practising black magic on him.

That was a subject the Togo forward was understandably coy about, yet he was more forthcoming about returning to action for the first time in 69 days.

"I went through a lot, obviously, but, for me, being back on the pitch and playing football again, that's what matters to me," Adebayor said.

"I am very happy and I am very pleased and, yes, now hopefully I can get my form back and enjoy myself on the football pitch."