Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Adebayor ready to fight for place

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor wants to fight for a starting role at Manchester City despite admitting he could leave the club in the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old had to contend himself with a place on the bench for City's opener away to Tottenham last weekend. After that match Adebayor sought out boss Roberto Mancini to discuss his role at the club and while the Togo striker revealed he was reassured he had a key role to play he intimated a winter move was not beyond the realms of possibility.

"I had a chat with the manager after the Spurs game which was good. But managers can change," he told The People.

"Today they love you and then you think you are going to be moving.

"I don't want to look too far into the future. Who knows? By January maybe the manager will tell me to leave - or maybe I will ask to leave.

"What is important for me is to have clear focus on playing for City and fighting for my place in the team and that is what I intend to do.

"As a footballer you have lots of difficult times. Being sat on the bench for the first game of the season at Tottenham was tough for me and I admit I was a little bit upset."

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