Le Roy gives Adebayor vote of confidence

Togo coach Claude Le Roy has spoken in glowing terms about the commitment and positive attitude shown by Emmanuel Adebayor during the current Africa Cup of Nations.

Former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur forward Adebayor has been without a club since he departed Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

He, however, remains a vital member of the Togo national team and put in some excellent performances at the biennial tournament in Gabon, despite his country crashing out at the group stage.

Well-travelled and vastly experienced coach Le Roy was full of praise for Adebayor's application before and during the continental competition, and feels the 32-year-old still has a lot to offer at club level.

"It's unbelievable what he did during these eight days. Three games in a row at this level without any game for eight months," said Le Roy, 68.

"We trained every morning with him for four and a half weeks in Lome before the tournament. At 7:30, 8am he was there with all my staff. 

"I'm sure that if he is coming back in a club he will be great in the next few months because he showed to everybody that he was at the level."

Adebayor says he is unsure what his future holds, although he did admit he would grab the chance to play in the Premier League again.

"I didn't come here [to AFCON] to search for a club. I came here to play and represent my country and I think I've done that quite well. 

"Now we are out I am just going home and I'll call my manager and see if there are some clubs that are interested in me. Let's take it step by step and see how it goes.

"You know how much I love the Premier League even though I am not the most loved player in England. I have done it for the last 10 years in the Premier League."

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