UK time is: 10:39:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Adebayor Sending Out The Wrong Signals



Emmanuel Adebayor has been on the blower to TalkSport. Despite his latest lack of cutting edge performance in The Europa League, the striker expects regular starts...

Let's face it, all this drivel about it being exclusive to Manchester City that big name players declare unhappiness if they don't start games regularly is nonsense.

Right across the giants of European football, there have always been superstar millionaires who would rather go elsewhere than be prepared to stand and fight for their places.

It seems Adebayor is no exception from his latest comments:

'The season is going to be very long and very difficult for myself. I'm a footballer and have to keep going and not give up. I need to keep fighting for myself and enjoying my football. If you're in a team and you're not playing, and there is a team that comes in for me, then I will definitely be on my way out because I'm a footballer and I love playing.....so if I don't have a chance to play here there will be a lot of chance to play somewhere else. If they City force you out then you always have to follow your destiny.'

Choice words indeed and there will be a few rye smiles at Arsenal. Exactly where does he expect to start every single game at this level?

Adebayor, who has hardly set the world alight this year despite repeated opportunities has not done himself any favours here, particularly at a club where he has received superb support through terrible times.

He's another top player who prefers to talk about himself rather than of a collective team ambition unlike his many of his team mates.

Under Roberto Mancini, negative and very public self serving talk like this tends to see you jettisoned.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 27 2010

Time: 2:13PM

Your Comments

I'd be more than happy to swap him for Edin Dzeko if Wolfsburg's interest turns out to be more than just press rubbish. Can be a great player, but doesn't look as though his heart is in it, so let him go elsewhere.
fifthcolumnblue
He was woeful in pre-season but pre-season is just that, we were woeful as a whole and had people telling us we'd get battered with our ungelled squad in the Premier League - not so far. But unlike most of the others (look at Barry now vs. pre-season, almost two different players) he has looked no better so far in the PL or Europa League. He is a very high maintenance player and it seems like all the stars have to be aligned for him to show his best. Dzeko would both offer more consistency and fit our new direction better I think. But I doubt we can get Dzeko in this window and selling Adebayor could leave us a little light on forwards with RSC and Caicedo not in the plans, Balotelli still yet to even play in a Premier League game, and Jo, well...
StuMCFC
I dont know the context of his answers so I feel it unfair to judge him on his comments. Knowing talksport they probably asked him what he would do if he was on the bench every week, to which he replied that he would consider leaving. Anyone would say the same.
eighthsin
Talksport, make a mountain out of a mole-hill just to get some cheap publicity? NEVER! LOL
fifthcolumnblue
the guys at talk sport would be having orgasms over this one.lol
Buzz Lightyear
Ade's got a place in the team. Ok, he didn't start against Tottenham, but he may start against Sunderland and he did play in both Timisoara matches. Personally I think his workrate was really good against the romanians and he was only unlucky not to score... If he wants a place in the starting 11 he needs to keep his head down and work hard - if he starts sulking there's only one way it will be going for him and that's out - knowing Mancini's way of doing things...
Blue ponderer
I must admit though, that I fear for Adebayor. Mancini is really putting a lot of importance on the "mentality", and at the moment i'm not entirely sure Ade's got that mentality Macini values so much
Blue ponderer
it's almost a repeat of what happened with him at arse' I hope he gets a grip and starts to put as much effort into his time on the field as he seems to be doing talking to anyone that wants to listen
Oziman
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The Eagles vs The Citizens (Friday April 25 2014)

The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 288
2. Skoorb 190
3. Buzz Lightyear 170
4. PhillyBlueMoon 135
5. Bluedub 132
6. fifthcolumnblue 131
7. kennyclementstache 126
8. citizhun 112
9. rojo2010 111
10. Spooks 108

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 1 WBA
Man City 2 - 2 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 2 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Southampton
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 +52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 +41 75
3. Man City 34 23 5 6 +56 74
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 +21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 +23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 +2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 +16 57

Breaking League News

On another Planet!
Spurs : 25/04/2014 09:07:00
The Eagles vs The Citizens
Man City : 25/04/2014 08:30:00
Whittaker: There's Been A Big Change
Norwich : 25/04/2014 08:10:00
Terry Set to Play!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:26:00
Ramires Get 4 Game Ban!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:25:00
Courtois - SOS Call!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:24:00
Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 36%
Jimmy Milner 64%