Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he has great respect for Liverpool attacker Craig Bellamy.

The pair endured a difficult preseason together at Manchester City.

Adebayor told the People: "I'm full of confidence. I know what I can do and when I'm not ­playing I'm not happy.

"It's the same with Bellamy. With me it's serious. With him it's super serious! Bellamy is my bigger brother, when it comes to this.

"If I am not happy I can maybe keep it in for a couple of days but Bellamy is not capable of keeping it in even for one minute!

"We were both training with the kids at City. It was fun. They asked us to do that as a punishment but we took it in a positive way.

"I have huge respect for him. When I heard he was signing for Liverpool I sent him a message and wished him luck."

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