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'I am with Man City for the football, not the money,' says Adebayor

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London, Oct.30 (ANI): Manchester City star striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he has joined the club for the football, and not for the money.

Pulling no punches in his latest salvo against Arsenal fans, Adebayor again accused Gunners fans of being "jealous" and unappreciative of his contribution during his time at the Emirates.

Adebayor told The Mirror that he was not one of the most hated players in the country and insisted that the only animosity towards him comes from fans of his old club.

The 25-million-pound marksman also rejected claims that he only moved to Manchester City in the summer for the money.

"There may be people who are jealous of what I am about and have achieved in the game, despite my humble background. People can say what they want and I will just score goals in a team that wants me to be here, and in front of fans that appreciate me. I'm happy at City and people who question my decision to come here can go away," he said.

Adebayor's rags to riches tale has seen him catapulted from being part of a desperately poor family from a suburb of the Togolese capital Lome to becoming one of the richest footballers in Europe with a 180,000-pound-a-week salary. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, October 30, 2009, 13:52 [IST]
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