The Tottenham striker is determined to prove his decision to quit the Emirates back in 2009 was the correct one, as he aims to help Spurs challenge for a Champions League place
The striker left Arsenal in 2009 for Manchester City, but after failing to make a lasting impression at the Etihad, joined Spurs last season on loan before completing a permanent deal in the summer.
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“When I was at Arsenal, my job was to score goals for them. Now I’m at Tottenham and I have to help the team finish in the top four.
“We have a big chance this season to finish on top of them and we have to take it.
“Last season at the last game of a tough race, you know what happened. We don’t want to commit the same mistake. For me it’s a big chance to show people I was right to leave Arsenal, which means finishing on top of them. If that’s with Tottenham even better.”
The two clubs clash at White Hart Lane on 3 March, when Adebayor can expect the visiting Arsenal supporters to give him a typically hostile reception. However, he revealed that he doesn't get distracted by boos and taunts from the fans.
He added: “I’ve seen people dying in front of me. So 30,000 people abusing me, I take it as a joke, part of life.”
Adebayor will also be looking to make amends for his performance in the first north London derby of the season, when - after putting Spurs ahead in the 10th minute - he committed a rash foul, was promptly red-carded, and saw his team lose 5-2 to the hosts for the second year running.