Tottenham striker Adebayor: I've nothing to prove to Man City

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor insists he has nothing to prove to Manchester City this weekend. Mark Hughes signed Adebayor for City from Arsenal in July 2009.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor insists he has nothing to prove to Manchester City this weekend.

Mark Hughes signed Adebayor for City from Arsenal in July 2009.

But things turned sour for the striker when Sparky was sacked five months later and replaced by Mancini, who soon made it clear the frontman was not part of his plans. Adebayor insists he has nothing to prove to Mancini — or City.

He said: “Things happened at Man City but I’ve moved on. For me now Mancini is just a manager I respect like Arsene Wenger, like Harry Redknapp and that’s it. Everything stops there.

“I don’t have anything to prove to City, they are a sacred club. I have a huge respect for the players because some there I call family — Yaya and Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, they are very good friends.

“But do I 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? No.”

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