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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has stated that he could come out of international retirement, but only if his nation Togo can organise its footballing future more efficently than in recent times.

Adebayor departed from the international scene after the gunfire attack on the Togo team bus at the African Cup of Nations in January.

"There are a lot of organisational problems and whenever we have tried to do things in recent times, it has been taken in a negative way," the forward told Manc, the official Manchester City magazine.

"Because I have tried to explain things about the national team and tried to help my country, I have become the main focus when any problems arise and people point to me as the cause."

The birth of the 26-year-old's first child has also meant that his priorities have shifted somewhat in recent time.

"Things have obviously changed in the last year. I have a daughter now and I have to put her first. I am not going to put myself in situations where I am risking my safety, especially after what happened in Angola," he explained.

"If the organisation improved and things became much better, I will definitely play for Togo again. Not doing so has been one of the tougher decisions I have had to make in my life.

"I can choose to die for my country but not in a cheap way. That is the way things are at the moment and I am not prepared to accept that."

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