By PAUL JIGGINS
The sloppy striker casually hoofed his penalty over the bar as the Swiss beat 10-man Spurs in a shootout.
Tom Huddlestone also missed, but boss Andre Villas-Boas insisted: “All of my players were heroes.
“In penalties anything can happen and it wasn’t our day — it’s part of the game.
“I think we set a great standard and a great example this season for English football for the way we approached this competition.”
AVB, who saw defender Jan Vertonghen sent off, refused to condemn Adebayor, who was far from his best.
The manager added: “No, I wasn’t frustrated with Ade. It was a good performance from the team.
“They are heroes — not only what they’ve done today, but what they’ve done throughout the competition.”