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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that he plays on Emmanuel Adebayor's history with past clubs in order to motivate the striker, and he is hoping for a similar effect against Arsenal in Saturday's North London derby.

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The Togolese forward now has something of a fractious relationship with the Emirates club after celebrating a goal against them in notoriously overzealous fashion for Manchester City back in September 2009.

Villas-Boas explained that it is partly for those reasons that he picked Adebayor ahead of Jermain Defoe in Spurs' 2-1 defeat at Eastlands last Sunday.

"It is important for the club. I suggest, to make the most of it, we can use individual's motivations and that is why we used Adebayor also in a game versus City last week," Villas-Boas said. "These are things that you have to count on.

"But, hopefully, it can have a positive effect, but it can have a negative effect. Last year he scored from the penalty spot and had a good game and this is the type of resolve and motivation [required] for matches like this."


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