Emmanuel Adebayor has taken another swipe at Arsenal fans by explaining how their Manchester City counterparts have inspired his free-scoring start to the season.
The 25-year-old felt Gunners supporters took their frustrations out on him last season and the Togo striker insists he is enjoying his football again following his summer move.
“As soon as you play for a team where the fans love you and are always behind you, you try to give them something back,” he said.
“That is what I have been showing since I joined this club. It is the same with new players like Carlos Tevez and Gareth Barry — with the support from the fans, that motivates and makes you a special player.”
After scoring three minutes into his City career with the opener against Blackburn, Adebayor has scored winners in away trips to Wolves and Portsmouth.
“We have three wins, three clean sheets, nine points — for us the most important thing is believing we can do something good,” the £25million signing added.
“We'll see where the season takes us.
“We have to keep enjoying ourselves.”
Gareth Barry's corner set up Adebayor for the winner at Fratton Park yesterday, meaning City have already matched the two away wins in the league of last season.
“Ade is a great front man to hit, and when he attacks at corners with the leap he has there are not many defenders that can live with him,” said Barry.
“We hope he's got a couple more of them left in him this season.”
Adebayor is relishing his role in City's fluid front three, with Tevez and Craig Bellamy supporting him at Pompey and Robinho on the bench.
“In football there is one language,” he added.
“If you know how to play football you have to adapt to whoever is on your side.
“We all know what a quality player Carlos Tevez is, and his ability.
“Playing alongside him is easy.”