Manchester City’s Adebayor: My Goal Celebrations Will Always Be Emotional
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he will not tone down his emotional goal celebrations, despite the recent controversy surrounding his behaviour in his new club’s recent 4-2 win over Arsenal.
The Togolese forward sprinted almost the entire length of the Eastlands pitch to celebrate in front of the Gunners supporters, causing havoc in the crowd, and was warned by the FA over his future conduct.
Nevertheless, he insists that emotion is an essential part of the game that should not be removed, and also that he was disappointed by the reaction of the Arsenal fans to him in that highly charged match.
“I am not afraid and I will still celebrate with emotion,” he told ShortList magazine.
“When you start to take emotion out of football you are going to have a very big problem.
“For the fans and the players it is a very emotional game, and when you take out emotion you have to question if people still care about the game.
“I was disappointed by the reaction of fans because I very much enjoyed my time at Arsenal.
“An offer came in for me and the club decided to accept it. I did not make any trouble and I did not say anything in the papers to try and get myself a move.”
“An offer came in and the club thought it was an offer that was good for them. They chose to sell me, I did not ask to leave.”