Emmanuel Adebayor:He once ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of his former club’s fans, headbutted a teammate during a match and reportedly blamed his own mother’s witchcraft for his poor form.
emmanuel-adebayor:But none of those moments mark the worst decision of Emmanuel Adebayor‘s decade-long career in England – according to the man himself.
Emmanuel Adebayor:The 33-year-old has revealed that joining Crystal Palace was the worst thing he did.
I had some great experiences in England in clubs who are among the best in the country,’ he told L’Equipe.
‘I was happy there, my family too. The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016.
‘I did it just to please my entourage, who were saying to me: ‘Manu, you have to start playing again!’ It was the worst decision of my career.’
Emmanuel Adebayor:The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham man scored just once in 15 appearances in his spell at Selhurst Park and left at the end of the same season.
After leaving Palace last summer he was a free agent until January this year when he signed for Turkish Super Lig club İstanbul Başakşehir.
Emmanuel Adebayor:Adebayor scored six goals in 11 league games as his new side finished second and reached the domestic cup final.
‘I spent this time out of the game calmly,’ he added.
‘Emmanuel Adebayor:I was never worried. Because I was never left with nothing to do. I spent several months in Togo to train.
‘Emmanuel Adebayor:I have a sports room in my house in Lome, and what is practical in Togo is that you can train outside all year. I worked on speed, endurance, My sister looked after me, she made me healthy meals.’