Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor: I need to prove how good I am

Emmanuel Adebayor is out to "prove" himself against his former employers when Tottenham host Manchester City on Sunday

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Andre Villas-Boas's Spurs host City on Sunday Photo: Back Page Images

Emmanuel Adebayor is out to “prove” himself against his former employers when Tottenham host Manchester City on Sunday.

The Togolese striker sealed a big-money move to City from Arsenal in 2009 but was loaned out to Real Madrid and then Spurs after failing to make an impact at the Etihad Stadium.

The 29-year-old joined Tottenham on a permanent deal last summer and the forward is keen to prove his worth to the north Londoners after an indifferent first full season at White Hart Lane in which he has managed just three league goals.

“It’s going to be important for me to prove how good I am, but I don’t have any pressure that says I have to beat Man City because of the way they treated me, because they bought me expensively and sold me for cheap,” Adebayor said. “That has nothing to do with football.

“I just have to go out there and play my football and find a way to help Tottenham win the game because now I play for Tottenham.”

Adebayor is certain Spurs are capable of beating the defending Premier League champions at White Hart Lane.

“We are playing in front of our fans,” he added. “We’ll give them everything, put Man City under pressure and then for sure, we have a chance to win because I was there and whenever things are not going their way, there will definitely be a fight or an argument on the pitch.

“That is how we can take them down.”

Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League table, three points behind north London rivals Arsenal.

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