Ex-Spurs Man Says Signing For Palace Was “The Worst Decision Of His Career” 

3 Posted by - June 11, 2017 - News

Emmanuel Adebayor has never been one to shy away from controversy and now, with his career winding down in front of our eyes, he has decided to have an open dig at Crystal Palace in the press. 

These quotes from Adebayor shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. He’ll say anything to get a bit of attention.

Having enjoyed mightily successful spells at Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, Adebayor turfed up in SE25 partway through the 2015-16 season, trumpeted by Alan Pardew as a man with the sort of quality that would see us fly up the table. In reality, he provided nothing of the sort, looking lazy, disinterested and miserable throughout the vast majority of his time in red and blue. 

Regardless of the fact that he hasn’t been on our books for months, the Togo star seemingly struggled to contain his disdain for the club when speaking to the press earlier this week, suggesting rather blatantly that we represented some sort of hell on Earth for him, rather than just a well paid semi-retirement gig for a footballer who was in truth well past his sell-by date. 

No doubt happy to trade on former glories rather than battle to create new memories, Adebayor’s most famous moment with us came when he was seen estimating the length of a dwarf with a tape measure on Snapchat rather than playing in the first-team. Clearly, in his warped mind, we should count ourselves lucky to have been graced with his presence but from my perspective, his comments are an absolute disgrace. 

I had no problem with the club opting to bring him in at the time but in the long-run his lack of effort has probably taught us all a valuable lesson. Giving deals to ageing footballers is fine as long as their temperament is sound; in Adebayor’s case, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. 

You live and learn. 

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4 Comments

  • Richard C June 11, 2017 - 11:54 am Reply

    Signing him wasn’t our finest moment either, useless waste of money.

    • admin June 11, 2017 - 12:12 pm Reply

      Preach, Richard!

  • Sally Bruce June 11, 2017 - 12:06 pm Reply

    He doesn’t say why it was the worst decision of his career. Maybe he’s saying that he knew he was past it and should be retiring but was persuaded to sign for us by his agent and regrets that he was unable to give us what we needed and were paying him for. Surely it’s this 😉😅😅😅

    • admin June 11, 2017 - 12:12 pm Reply

      Haha! Maybe so, Sally!

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