Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he will celebrate if he scores against Spurs on his return to White Hart Lane on Sunday.
The 31-year-old’s new club Crystal Palace travel to Tottenham in the FA Cup and Adebayor, who once ran the full length of the field to goad Arsenal fans when he scored against them in 2009, will not hold back if he nets in north London.
“If I score against Tottenham, trust me I am going to celebrate,” Adebayor told the Evening Standard. “I do not play for Tottenham anymore. I am on the pitch to score.
“If I score and I am not going to celebrate, I would rather tell the manager not to play me. What is the point of being on the pitch and scoring goals without celebrating?
“I am a traveller, I have travelled a lot in my career. I went from Togo to Metz, to Monaco, to Arsenal, to Manchester City, on loan to Real Madrid, to Tottenham and now I play for Crystal Palace.
“Scoring goals is what I have done best in my career.
“When you score, for that second it is the best thing that ever happened. Apart from having my baby, the best thing that ever happens to me is when I score my next goal. So I do not know why I should not celebrate.”
The retired Togo frontman last month signed a six-month deal with Palace.