Ballon d’Or: Lamentations of Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is still oozing out torrent of regrets which culminated his playing career after he failed to win Ballon d’Or which was his major aim.

Adebayor has played for Arsenal, , and , though his sole major trophy came at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a six-month loan took in a Copa del Rey triumph for Los Blancos.

The Togo striker could be set for a league triumph in 2017-18, though, having top-scored in Istanbul Basaksehir’s march to the summit of the Super Lig at the mid- break.

Though frustrated with his lot thus far, Adebayor is still “dreaming” of landing big prizes.

“I had dreamt of playing for Arsenal and and those dreams came true,” Adebayor told Hurriyet.

“Maybe I dream of winning the Ballon d’Or and that come true as well.

“I’m not really happy with my career but I ’t complain about it either. I’m still alive, so I keep dreaming.”

Adebayor also reflected on the coaches he had worked under, reserving praise for Jose Mourinho and “professor” Arsene Wenger, although he was far from impressed with how Roberto Mancini operated.

“The worst coach I have ever had was Roberto Mancini,” the 33-year-old explained. “I never liked his methods.
“The best coach I have ever worked with is certainly Jose Mourinho. He has an unparalleled passion.”


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