Emmanuel Adebayor has ‘no regrets’ about leaving Man City

Tottenham Hotspur striker insists he is focused on the future after joining Spurs on a season-long loan

Emmanuel Adebayor insists he does not have any regrets about his time at Manchester City after the striker joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan.

He said: “If I start regretting City I would regret Madrid and I would regret Arsenal. Life is too short to regret things. All I have to do is enjoy myself on the football pitch.”

After falling out of favour at Eastlands, the Togolese forward spent the second half of last season on loan to Real Madrid, where he scored five goals in 12 games.

Two of those five strikes came in the Spanish side’s Champions League quarter-final triumph over Harry Redknapp’s men in April.

And when asked about the reception he has received from fans in the past, he added: “It’s football. The fans are passionate about it. We are all human and we’ve all made mistakes and we have to learn from it.

“Sometimes you feel like you have been a little bit abused but we know how it is and how fans react sometimes – I just take it in a positive way.

“I said last season when I was still playing for Madrid that if I have a chance to play one day for Tottenham I will come, forgetting about what they have been singing when I was playing for Madrid.”

Meanwhile, Adebayor’s new team-mate Gareth Bale has backed the striker to shine at White Hart Lane, saying his arrival has “lifted spirits” around the club.

“He [Adebayor] is a great character. He gets along with everyone,” Bale told the Daily Mirror. “He has lifted the spirits in the place and on the pitch he does what he does. He can play the ball on the floor, in the air and he scores goals and that’s exactly what we needed.

“He is a good character in the dressing room, and we need someone like that, so it’s a great addition to our squad, and hopefully he can keep on going.

“He is a lively, bubbly character and it’s great for him to be here. The longer he stays the better.”

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