Ade’s high hopes

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May 19, 2016
Ade’s high hopes

FA CUP AMBITION: Crystal Palace ace Emmanuel Adebayor. CREDIT: Sourced

Emmanuel Adebayor hopes to sign off from English football on a high note.

Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor hopes to sign off from English football on a high note by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

The 32-year-old has made over 200 appearances in the Premier League, representing Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, and said he aspires to be remembered like prolific Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, even though he is yet to win a trophy in England.

Ahead of Saturday’s showdown, the Togolese hitman says: “It is definitely possible [that I move abroad] but you know my love for English football.

“My experience in English football has been beautiful and I would love to… be remembered in English football like Didier Drogba.”

Drogba, a former Ivory Coast international who now plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer, won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League trophy with Chelsea.

Adebayor, who was released by Spurs in September, joined Palace in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Palace face United in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and Adebayor said the game was his last chance to win the trophy.

He says: “At Arsenal I couldn’t win it with them, I went to City and couldn’t win it with them, I went to Tottenham and couldn’t win it.

“At my age, now I have to win it. There is no way of saying ‘maybe tomorrow’. There is no ‘maybe tomorrow’ for me.

“Now is the right moment for me. Let me go and do what I need to do to grab it.”

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