Emmanuel Adebayor has vowed not to tone down his celebrations against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, should there be some.
Adebayor returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since his contract was ended with Spurs – back in September.
The striker has maintained his feelings towards the club remain positive but less so towards Daniel Levy, who angered him because of the way he conducted negotiations surrounding a possible move away from Tottenham.
Speaking about the FA Cup tie, Adebayor said:
I play football, why am I not going to celebrate against Tottenham?
Today I don’t play for Tottenham. Scoring goals is what I do best in my career. If I score against Tottenham, trust me, I’m going to celebrate. If I’m on the pitch and I score and I’m not going to celebrate I would rather tell the manager I’m not going to play because what is the point of scoring goals and not celebrating?
Since making the move to Selhurst Park, Adebayor has picked up one goal, but his motivation to score against a previous employer – one he has some fond but some sour memories of – may help him make that two.
Alan Pardew’s side take on their London rivals on Sunday at 3pm.