Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ex-Gunner advises Adebayor

Arsenal's former defensive enforcer Kolo Toure has warned his City team mate Emmanuel Adebayor to refrain from his antics ahead of Manchester City's make/mar encounter with Arsenal.

Ade left the North London outfit for a mouth-watering fee of £25m last summer, although he denied vehemently that he left the London giants because of monetary issues, his actions against his former club speak otherwise.
The Togolese ex-International incurred the wrath of both the FA, and Arsenal faithfuls for racing down the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal in front of his former fans and well wishers. He was also handed a three match suspension by the FA for maliciously stamping on former team mate Robin Van Persie in the same match.

Toure, who deliberately turned his back on Wenger and the club that shot him to limelight at a time they needed his services most, sensationally told Sky Sports News that he has advised his team mate [Adebayor] to respect himself at the Emirates: "I had a word with him, Patrick had a word with him as well," he said.

"The most important thing for him is to play and to give everything for our club Man City.

"I told him just to calm down and focus on the game because that's the most important. If we start to be emotional that's when we can drop some points.
For us the most important thing is to win the game."

Toure, believes he will escape the attention of the Arsenal boo-boys at the Emirates because he had an outstanding relationship with them before leaving alongside Ade: "I have always had a great relationship with the [Arsenal] fans. Now I am in a new family and I think they are all fantastic," he enthused.

"I think it is going to be a great, great day for all of us because we are all looking forward to going back and playing against our old team."

Toure charged his team mates to take advantage of the Gunners precarious injury situation: "I think it's a great time to play against them, because they have a few injured players and maybe we can come back with some points," he concluded.