It got to the point against Lyon last night where the Tottenham crowd began to sarcastically cheer when Emmanuel Adebayor won a header. Not many in the ground had much love to share with the Togolese on Valentine's Day.
Adebayor's plight has been dramatic. This time last year he was a fan's favourite: he'd scored ten goals and went onto hit another seven, gave the team the focal point it had lacked and even earned himself a song (although I do think Real Madrid are the best team he's ever played for).
Fast forward to today though, and the 28-year-old bears the brunt of a lot of fan's frustrations. His form has been pretty much non-existent scoring three goals in all competitions and his attitude and commitment has been in doubt all season.
I thought last week, however, Adebayor changed the game against Newcastle. The introduction of the ex-Manchester City man gave the Toon defence more to think about and he played a part in Gareth Bale's winner.
But last night's performance against Lyon in the Europa League showed he hadn't quite turned a corner. He played without purpose and in comparison to his opposite number Bafetimbi Gomis, who had 40 touches and proved a real handful, was ineffectual with 26 touches in the 90 minutes.
It says a lot too, that this decline in form has occurred since he made his loan from City into a permanent deal with Spurs. In that sense, it has shades of Mido and look how quickly Spurs shipped him out.
There is also the factor that he is working under a new manager in Andre Villas-Boas, but I can assure you that there is only one winner in that battle. But if there's a time Adebayor can get the fans back on side and secure his long-term future at the club, then it is now. The team's attacking burden cannot solely lay with Bale; the ex-Monaco man must chip in with goals, especially with Spurs' only other striker Jermain Defoe on the treatment table, and offer the team the reference point in attack it needs.
For me, Adebayor has three months to turn those sarcastic cheers into loving chants and win back the hearts of the Spurs faithful.