Man City's Adebayor: I was too skinny to compete in Premiership

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits he had to put on weight while at Arsenal to compete in the Premiership.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits he had to put on weight while at Arsenal to compete in the Premiership.

"I put on weight because I needed to become more physical for the Premier League," Adebayor told the Daily Mail.

"I was too thin to be a striker. At Arsenal, everything is so strict, from what you eat to how you treat your body, you would never be allowed to put on weight if it was not the right thing for you.

"I don’t know exactly how much muscle I put on, but I saw the benefits. Try playing against Vidic when you don’t have enough strength."

Adebayor has sufficient strength now. The strength of belief to say he does not think this Abu Dhabi Manchester City is an experiment — ‘because an experiment can go wrong’ — and to add: "I am only 25 and with what City now have in place, I don’t expect that (2004) to be the only European Cup final I will ever play in.

"The top four and Champions League football is important, but there is no reason why we can’t be looking higher than fourth place with the players and manager we have."

 
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