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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 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.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 27 2010

Time: 2:13PM

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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.
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27/08/2010 14:49:00

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...
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27/08/2010 15:13:00

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.
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27/08/2010 15:37:00

Talksport, make a mountain out of a mole-hill just to get some cheap publicity? NEVER! LOL
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27/08/2010 15:45:00

the guys at talk sport would be having orgasms over this
Buzz Lightyear
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27/08/2010 19:30:00

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
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27/08/2010 22:06:00

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
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27/08/2010 22:24:00

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
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28/08/2010 13:52:00


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