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Emmanuel Adebayor has vowed never to return to Manchester City.

The Togo striker moved to Real Madrid on loan in January until the end of the season.

He had fallen out of favour under boss Roberto Mancini, despite scoring 15 goals in 34 games during his time at Eastlands.

Adebayor has scored twice in seven league appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side, who sit second in La Liga – seven points behind leaders Barcelona.

But the former Arsenal striker is enjoying his time in the Spanish capital so much he sees no reason to return to his parent club.

Adebayor said: “Manchester City was a difficult experience. Mancini has a way of approaching the game.

“It’s life – you have to accept it. I don’t feel any resentment.

“But I was born happy. No one can be as happy as I am now. Playing for Madrid is a dream come true and I now feel useful again.

“There is a great vibe in the dressing room. Everyone has been very nice. I try to repay their kindness by training as hard as I can and giving my all.

“I hear my name chanted around the stadium. It’s important to feel loved. I will do everything possible to stay here as long as possible.”

Although it is unlikely Real will overhaul Barca in the race for the championship, Adebayor insists they can beat Pep Guardiola’s side in next month’s Copa del Rey final.

He added: “All I want to do is win titles. La Liga is not over yet and anything can happen in the 90 minutes”

“I came here to do something. I have made something of myself in football and spent years playing at the highest level, but I’m still empty-handed.

“For me, the most important thing is to win trophies. When I joined Arsenal, I never imagined that I wouldn’t win anything.

“Here I have to do everything I can to make it happen.”

And Adebayor is so keen to impress at the Bernabeu that he has even shed his trademark haircut.

He said: “I had dreadlocks for three years but, when the opportunity to play for Madrid arose, I knew I’d have them cut off.

“This haircut is more appropriate for an institution like Madrid. I’m doing everything possible to integrate.”

QuantcastHowever, Adebayor admitted he has regrets over leaving the Gunners in 2009.

He said: “It was another level there. Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie were there — it made me improve as a footballer.

“I became a key figure in attack and it shows that I was a success.

“Arsene Wenger taught me to arrive on time at training, to be professional, how to mentally recover and to act professionally with the other players in the dressing room.”

And regarding his acrimonious £25million departure to City, Adebayor added: “I left frustrated. I loved Arsenal.

“When I was young, one of my dreams was to play for them because my idol, Kanu, played there.

“I thought I would stay there for the rest of my career.”

Source: TheSun

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