Jermain Defoe has reaffirmed his desire to secure regular football, but has insisted he has never asked to leave Tottenham.
Defoe has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in the January window and although he is frustrated with his position, he will not engineer a transfer.
He told Sky Sports News: "At the end of the day it's not a case of me saying 'I want to go here, I'm not playing, I want to leave the club'. I've been here six years, I've never said that once. I think the fans know that.
"It's just a case of me playing. I could understand if I was 19, 20 and I had time on my hands but I'm 29 now and, like I've always said, all I want to do is play football. It's as simple as that."
Spurs face leaders Manchester City on Sunday and Defoe could be in line for a start, as Adebayor is ineligible due to the terms of his loan.
He said: "As it stands I'm a Tottenham player and if I do play against Manchester City I'll be fully committed. I'm sure everyone knows that at the club."