Forward Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he was not in good terms with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy and insist the club’s chief made things complicated for him during his stay at North London.
Adebayor’s contract was cancelled by Tottenham in September last year but was able to secure a move to Crystal Palace in the just ended winter transfer window- which will keep him till the end of the season.
The 31-year-old who saw his last minute loan move to West Ham in January 2015 disapproved by Daniel Levy believes his relationship with the former was unfriendly.
“With the club itself, it wasn’t a good relationship with the chairman, Daniel Levy, as he made everything complicated.
“But at the end of the day, I know where I am from and if you want something, you have to stand strong for it and I stand strong for what I think.”
“People will judge you but I know what I have been through in my life and what I stand for.”
The Former Arsenal forward said he understood Mauricio Pochettino’s decision exclude him from his squad when he fell out of favour.
“My relationship with Mauricio was beautiful,we always talked but at the time he told me, ‘Emmanuel I can’t count on you anymore’ and I understood that, I realised my time at Tottenham was over and I moved on.”
Adebayor has plied his trade in several European Clubs such as Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid and Tottenham.
The Togo international was on target for Alan Pardew’s team that lost 2-1 to Watford and looks ahead to return to the White Hart Lane when Crystal Palace takes on Tottenham in FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.