Emmanuel Adebayor returns to Tottenham ‘physically exhausted’

Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor admits his exploits with Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations have left him "exhausted"

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Emmanuel Adebayor has been playing for Togo in South Africa Photo: R Goraczniak, via Wikimedia

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Emmanuel Adebayor admits his exploits with Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations have left him “physically exhausted” as he returns to Tottenham.

The 29-year-old was unable to prevent his country from suffering a surprise quarter-final defeat at the hands of Burkino Faso at the weekend.

The former Arsenal forward chose to come out of international retirement to compete in South Africa – and he insists he will be ready to line up for his country again in years to come.

“I’m still young, so whenever my country needs me I’ll be up for it because I’ve started something and I have to finish it,” said Adebayor.

“We were stopped in the quarter-finals, maybe next time we’ll be in the final and win it. So for me, it’s never finished while I have the chance to win something.

“[The future] is looking good, with all the problems before coming to Afcon, and we’ve showed character, good face and showed we are a team that can play good football.

“I think I have done my best and physically I’m exhausted, but that’s football.

“It’s a tough one for all the players, for myself, for everyone, but life goes on.”

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