Belfast Telegraph

Adebayor not thinking of City

Emmanuel Adebayor insists he has nothing to prove to the hierarchy at Manchester City during his loan spell with Tottenham.

The striker admitted "the love between the club (City) and myself is broke" after scoring on his Spurs debut in Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves. Adebayor looked sharp in what was his first appearance since the final game of last season, when he was on loan at Real Madrid.

The former Arsenal striker said: "I have nothing to prove to Manchester City. Everyone in this country knows what I am capable of doing. I showed it with Arsenal, I showed it on my debut with Manchester City and I showed that again for Tottenham."

He added: "Before buying me, City knew what I am capable of doing. But the view of the club has changed when Roberto Mancini came in. I have a huge respect for the man but now I am playing for Tottenaham and I just have to do my job, to be professional."

When asked if he may eventually return to City, Adebayor said: "Listen, the love between the club and myself is broke.

"I am here (Tottenham) for a season, and at the end of the season I will still have two more years left of my contract.

"It's too far away to start thinking about the future. Let's maybe have a chance to talk in April or May and I will decide on my career. At the end of the season I will see what I can do. But what is important to me now is to help this team, which is Tottenham."

Adebayor is bemused that he is no longer part of City's plans after they spent £25 million to sign him from Arsenal.

He said: "It is more than strange. I cannot say I am the best in the world when they suddenly say I am not good enough. But I went to Real Madrid and played football and scored a lot of goals. I came back to prove to everyone that I am still a good footballer.

"But, if you don't allow me train with a professional team there is something wrong there. For me, it's over. I have to take the positives out of it. I have the chance to play for Tottenham now and that's all that matters now."


From Belfast Telegraph