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Emmanuel Adebayor would still consider a move to Tottenham this summer despite claiming to have been targeted by ‘racist’ chanting from Spurs fans during last month’s Champions League quarter-final.

Adebayor scored twice to put his temporary club on their way to a 4-0 victory over Spurs in the first leg at the Bernabeu, but the former Arsenal striker’s night was tinged with disappointment after suffering abuse from the travelling fans.

The Togo striker could return to City or another Barclays Premier League side this summer, and he would not let the chanting put him off a move to White Hart Lane.

‘I heard about the chants and I felt so bad because before joining Real Madrid, my first choice was Tottenham,’ Adebayor told Football Focus.

‘When I heard the songs I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t take it in a bad way at all but it was bad because people today have to realise that we are footballers. Today we play for this club and the next day we might end up playing for them.

‘I would go there and sign for them. Maybe those fans were furious because I was scoring against them. Maybe they were thinking like that because Adebayor was taking them out of the Champions League and ending their dream of getting to the final.’

Spurs operate a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to racism, and recently embarked upon a campaign alongside the Kick it Out group to stamp out anti-Semitic chanting at their games.

Adebayor, whose loan spell comes to an end next month, still wants Tottenham to do more to deter their supporters from racist chanting though.

‘Fans have to try to control their emotions, as we do as footballers,’ he added. ‘They have to tell the fans: “please, try to control your emotions. We are all human beings”.

‘What is the point in going into a stand and singing a song that you know is racist and then going out into the street and saying to me: “I’m not racist, come to Tottenham”.

‘Football is a game. Don’t get me wrong, there is money and other things in it too, but it’s still only a game.’

Adebayor also confirmed he is willing to resurrect his City career, despite not exactly hitting it off with Blues boss Roberto Mancini.

Few expect the former Arsenal man to return to Eastlands, with Mancini looking to reinforce his squad for Champions League combat next term.

However, it does not appear a permanent move to the Bernabeu is going to happen and with few other clubs able to afford his wage packet, Adebayor insisted he would be willing to engage in peace talks with Mancini later this summer.

‘The relationship broke off when we were playing Chelsea at home and he put me on for the last 15 or 30 seconds,’ Adebayor recalled. ‘I wasn’t forcing him to play me. I just wanted him to treat me with respect by not playing me for the last 15 seconds.

‘From then it went bad. He was not talking to me anymore.

‘But of course (there is a way back). Some people don’t talk to their fathers for 10 or 15 years but one day you go back. If I have to go back we will talk about it like two grown men and solve the problem.’

Adebayor will be nothing more than an interested observer as City try to end their 35-year trophy drought by beating Stoke in Saturday’s FA Cup final. But the striker admitrs he wishes he was more than that.

‘I want to be part of this club. I want to be part of the team that creates history,’ he said. ‘But unfortunately I am not going to be there.

‘Who knows what will happen next year. Maybe next year with me, we are going to win the league or the Champions League.

‘I wish them the best of luck for Saturday. I will be there with them in spirit.’

Source: DailyMail

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