Man City boss Hughes: Adebayor enjoying playing with good players

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is thrilled with the way Emmanuel Adebayor has settled at Eastlands.

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is thrilled with the way Emmanuel Adebayor has settled at Eastlands.

Adebayor, the £25million arrival from Arsenal, grabbed the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win at Portsmouth, his third in as many Barclays Premier League games, as City maintained their 100% start to the season.

"It's clear to see he is happy where he is," said Hughes. "He's enjoying playing with good players again and the fans love him. That maybe was missing from his life before.

"I thought he was superb. There was a lot said about Ade as a player and a person - a lot of it with a negative slant. You can only judge people on how you find them and he's come in and wants to be successful. Those negative things people said I haven't seen.

"He's enjoying the team he's in. He could be at the start of something special and wants to play a big part in that."