Emmanuel Adebayor has launched a scathing attack on national coach Didier Six following Togo’s African Cup of Nations exit.
Togo exited the competition following their quater-final loss in extra time to Burkina Faso and was critical of Six’s style of management.
The Tottenham striker decided to represent his country at the last minute and isn’t pulling any punches in his opinion of the management staff. Despite the fact he insists his international career isn’t over, you’d have to think that should Six remain in charge he won’t play under him again.
“I tried to do my best, but it’s true he didn’t help us,” the Tottenham striker told French radio station RFI.
Adebayor told RFI: “If the Togo team is organised in the best way possible, I will alweys be there for it.
“It’s true that I hear each time ‘he’s coming, he’s not coming’ — but that’s because there are lots of problems.
“If these problems are resolved, I will be there.
“You’ve seen that I give the best of myself. I speak in the dressing room, I’m a leader, I’m the captain.”
Adebayor, who scored once in Togo’s run to a first quarter-final appearance, added: “I’m disappointed, disgusted, beaten!
“We came here with the idea of winning the Nations Cup, to go to the final and, unfortunately, we were knocked out by Burkina. The disappointment is more than enormous.”
Adebayor said: “My international career is not stopping here. I’ve been in a Nations Cup quarter-final, now I think I’ve got the qualities to go to the semi-finals, and a final, and to win the title.
“But you know as well as I do that our management isn’t really up to that.
“With our performance at this Nations Cup, the country, the president of the republic, the fans have seen what we are capable of. Now it’s up to them to invest so that we can organise in the best manner possible.”
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