Football: Adebayor focused on scoring, not showing off
RUSTENBURG (AP) - Emmanuel Adebayor insists he is not worried about making an impression at the African Cup of Nations. He just wants to score goals.
The Togo captain has shrugged off criticism that he has yet to dazzle at the event, saying that his focus is not to show off his skills but to help his team to advance. And so far, it is going to plan.
The Tottenham striker scored his first goal of the tournament in a 2-0 win over Algeria on Saturday, a result that left Togo needing just a draw against Tunisia in their final Group D match on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.
"The most important thing is not to see the great Adebayor, but to see a goal-scoring Adebayor," he said. "My mission is to score goals. If people think that they haven't seen the great Adebayor, so be it. I haven't come here for fame and glory. I came here to win matches."