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Man City striker Adebayor: I owe my Spurs form to Redknapp

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has hinted he's ready to sign permanently with Tottenham.

After making a solid start to his career at Tottenham, Adebayor is displaying the kind of childlike enthusiasm on the pitch which he showed when he first arrived in England five years ago - and he puts his rejuvenation down to one man - Harry Redknapp.

"For me it's always special to have a manager like him," Adebayor said.

"He has given me confidence, has given me my life back. He tells me before every game: 'Adebayor - go out there, you know what you can do, just enjoy your football. If you can score goals, score goals, make assists, keep doing your thing,' and that's it.

"I don't have any pressure on my head telling myself I have to score to keep my place now. I just have to do the job and I think at the moment I am doing it very well."

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