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Adebayor hails Tevez the special one

Tevez and Adebayor

Tevez and Adebayor

The plaudits continue to flow the way of Carlos Tevez, with Emmanuel Adebayor joining in with the chorus of approval.

The pair were reunited for Monday's win over Wigan following the Togolese hitman's four-game suspension, but it was the Argentinean who caught the eye with his second hat-trick of the season.

But it's not just the 25 goals so far that have caught the eye, Carlos' never-say-die spirit and tireless running have helped him achieve instant cult hero status with City's fans, and his team mate can only agree with them.

"He never gives up," says Ade. "I've had the chance to play with a lot of great strikers, but Carlos really is special. He's from Argentina, and we all know how Argentineans play. They are always hungry for the ball, and Carlos is just like that.

He fights for the team week-in, week-out and in training he is always doing his job. I'm very happy playing alongside Carlos and I'm really enjoying my game at the moment because of it.

...Ade on Carlos


Monday's win was just what City needed after the defeat to Everton, and for Ade it was a good example of the Blues must never lose focus when playing sides outside of the Barclays Premier League's upper reaches.

"We've done quite well against the top clubs," he admits, "so we have to learn how to beat other teams, like we did against Wigan. In the first half the fans were getting frustrated, but what was important was that we kept calm, we got the goals for them and we won the game."

The three points on Monday put City within touching distance of Spurs in the race for fourth place, and Ade thinks the pressure is all on the team against whom he scored eight times in his three-year stint with north London rivals Arsenal.

"Spurs know that they have to come to play us at home, so we have to win as many games as we can before then. We know that playing Spurs is going to be a special game, it could well be a fight for the top four but of course then we have some games to go before then. That starts with Burnley on Saturday, they are fighting to get away from the bottom of the table and will be very motivated. We'll have to be ready for them."

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