Adebayor: Palace move my only mistake

Emanuel Adebayor, who recently joined Turkish club Basaksehir after a decade in the Premier League, spoke to reporters about the only move he wish he didn't make.

Signing for Crystal Palace in January 2016 was the only decision the former Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal striker regrets from his time in England.

The Togo international, who was released from his contract at Spurs after failing to impress new manager Mauricio Pochettino, says that it was pressure from his agent which resulted in the short spell at Palace that saw him score only a single goal in his 12 appearances.

SEA, at work … ??#GodFirst #NationalTeam #KeepMoving #GodFirst

A post shared by The Real Adebayor (@e_adebayor) on

“Leaving England, where I played for ten years until last summer, was a difficult decision to make," he told L'Equippe of his switch to the Super Lig runners-up.

"I have had great moments with the clubs that are among the best in the country. I was happy there, my family too. The only mistake I made was to sign at Crystal Palace in January 2016.

"I did it to please my entourage, who said to me: “Manu, you have to play again!” This was the worst decision of my career,” said the lanky hitman, who made some impact at his new club where he scored six goals in 11 matches.

The 33-year old will be confident of at least another year of professional football as his contract with the Istanbul club runs until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Comments