John Terry can handle race row storm, says Emmanuel Adebayor

Experienced Terry can handle pressure of race row storm, says Adebayor

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has backed England and Chelsea captain John Terry to emerge through his latest crisis.

Terry has been charged by police for allegedly racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, but having come up against him on Thursday night in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, Adebayor believes the off-field drama won”t affect Terry”s performances on the pitch.

Rivals: Terry is helpless to prevent Adebayor scoring on Thursday night

Rivals: Terry is helpless to prevent Adebayor scoring on Thursday night

“This is not the first time John Terry has had problems in his life, so I think he knows how to deal with them by now,” he told The Sun.

“We are all human beings and we all have our problems but when you put the shirt on you have to deal with it.

“It is difficult to handle all these things in your head but when you are part of a club you have to manage these distractions.

Backing: Adebayor thinks Terry will emerge through his current crisis

Backing: Adebayor thinks Terry will emerge through his current crisis

“You must show your respect for the other 10 players by doing whatever it takes.

“And this week I think Terry showed good personality and great character to play so well.

“You deal with all these things through experience. And Terry now knows how to handle them.”

Terry has denied the charges and is set to appear before magistrates on February 1.