Adebayor: I’m a Tottenham footballer

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Emmanuel Adebayor believes Harry Redknapp is the man to revive his career after joining Tottenham from Manchester City.

The striker crossed the Arsenal-Tottenham divide on Thursday, with a stop in the north in the middle, as Redknapp moved to boost his striking ranks.

“I’ve been through a lot of difficult moments,” he told Spurs TV Online.

“Harry Redknapp is a great manager and a great person. As a footballer it is really important to work with a person who really understands you, which is the key for me and he’s one of the few who really understands me which is good for me.

“There’s a lot of good players here and I’m here to do my job, score goals, play football, enjoy myself once again on the pitch.

“I’m in a club where everyone has confidence in me, everyone trusts me, everyone knows what I am capable of doing, which is important for me, and it’s up to me to show them that they are not wrong.”

As a former Gunner, Adebayor has never been popular with the Spurs fans and, during a loan spell with Read Madrid last season, was the subject of some offensive chanting from them during a Champions League game between the two sides.

Anti-racism group Kick It Out condemned the songs, but Adebayor insists all the ill-feeling is in the past.

He added: “You have to be strong to decide to come to Tottenham, I played for three and a half years for Arsenal and there’s a lot of rivalry between Tottenham and Arsenal.

“All I want is to play football and to enjoy myself and today I’m a Tottenham footballer, what I have to do is enjoy myself on and off the pitch.

“For me, the past is the past, I’m looking forward to the future.

“Tottenham have always been a good club. I know a lot of the players and I have a lot of friends here, so when I got the call to come and join the club and to help the club achieve what they want to achieve, I quickly said yes.”

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