Emmanuel Adebayor ready to start over with Tottenham fans: 'The past is the past'

The Togo international claims he has no problems with the fans who have not previously taken kindly to him and vows to prove himself against after a loan move from Manchester City
Emmanuel Adebayor is ready to bury the hatchet with Tottenham fans after joining the north London club.

The former Arsenal striker was not a popular figure amongst the White Hart Lane faithful who have, for years, ribbed the Togo international for playing for their arch rivals.

But after completing a loan move to Spurs, Adebayor urged the fans to wipe the slate clean.

"All I want is to play football and to enjoy myself and today I'm a Tottenham footballer, what I have to do is enjoy myself on and off the pitch," he told Spurs' official website.

"For me, the past is the past, I'm looking forward to the future."

One particular chant that a certain section of the Spurs fans have sung towards Adebayor has been condemned by anti-racism group Kick It Out, but the 27-year-old is looking forward not backwards, and is ready to prove himself back in the Premier League after falling out of favour at Manchester City.

"I've been through a lot of difficult moments," he added. "What I need is to play football.

"Harry Redknapp is a great manager and a great person. As a footballer it is really important to work with a person who really understands you, which is the key for me and he's one of the few who really understands me which is good for me.

"There's a lot of good players here and I'm here to do my job, score goals, play football, enjoy myself once again on the pitch.

"I'm in a club where everyone has confidence in me, everyone trusts me, everyone knows what I am capable of doing, which is important for me, and it's up to me to show them that they are not wrong."