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I will never play for City again - Adebayor

ESPN staff
September 12, 2011

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor insists he has nothing to prove to Manchester City and believes his relationship with the club has been damaged beyond repair.

The former Arsenal forward did his best to win over the Spurs faithful with a debut goal as Tottenham beat Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.

Adebayor, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Madrid, did not train with the City squad for much of pre-season and was left out of their tour to North America. Although he has three years left on his City contract, the former Togo international believes he will never return to Eastlands.

"It's too early to say whether I'll stay [at Tottenham]," Adebayor said in the Daily Mail. "But the love between Manchester City and myself is broken.

"I still have three years left on my contract and even at the end of this season, another two. I will decide on my career in April or May. Now, I want to help Tottenham. I have nothing to prove to Manchester City. Everyone in the country knows what I am capable of.

"The club's view on me changed when Roberto Mancini came in. But I have a huge respect for the man. However, it's more than strange. When you have a player like myself who they suddenly say is not good enough, I went to Real Madrid, played, and scored goals.

"I came back here to prove to everyone else that I'm still a good footballer. For me, if you don't allow me to train with a professional team, there is something wrong there. So, for me, it's over. I have to take the positives out of it. I have the chance to play for Tottenham and that's all that matters now."

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