‘Arsenal haters make me laugh’ – Adebayor shakes off Emirates boo boys

first_img Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor battles Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor accepts why Arsenal fans give him such a hostile reception, though he insists he just laughs off their jeers and boos.The Togo international returned to the Emirates Stadium with the Eagles on Sunday, and his introduction from the bench was probably the highlight of what was a largely forgettable afternoon in north London.Alexis Sanchez had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, but Yannick Bolasie struck a deserved equaliser late on to seal a 1-1 draw, which sees the Gunners remain in fourth place.The arrival of Adebayor on 64 minutes attracted the most noise within the stadium, however, although the 32-year-old insists he will ‘forget about all the haters’ after being roundly jeered by the Gunners faithful.“It is not my first time coming back to play against Arsenal at the Emirates,” he said.“You can see when I was on the bench and warming up and they were booing me I was just laughing. I cannot say I’m used to it because it is not good to get used to this kind of stuff.“But at the end of the day it is funny, the weather was good, we were playing in London and 20 minutes from my house, I have to be happy. If I’m not happy then something is wrong.“For me, at the end of the day I have to be happy about where I came from and what I have become today – I have to forget about all the haters.”Adebayor left Arsenal for Manchester City in 2009 and sparked outrage among Gunners fans when he celebrated scoring for City by running the length of the field to celebrate in front of his old supporters.He has since gone on to play for fierce rivals Tottenham, before joining Palace in January, and knew he was always going to get a hostile reaction on another return to his former side.“All the Arsenal fans boo me and when I look back I understand where everything went wrong but there are certain things in life you cannot come back to any more. “You just look at it and say, ‘okay, I made a mistake’.“We all do things at some stage of our lives that we are not supposed to do, but the most important thing is to keep moving.” 1last_img read more

Bournemouth vs Norwich: Carabao Cup match preview, team news, plus more

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Emotional Ferguson reveals Everton players were left in tears after Leicester defeat Callum Wilson scored twice at Fulham on Saturday Daniel Farke’s Championship outfit overcame Stevenage, Cardiff and Wycombe to make it this far, but now face their toughest test against the high-flying Cherries.Bournemouth currently sit sixth in the top-flight table having just beaten Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.However, Norwich are also on a good run, currently placed fourth in their division following a 1-0 win over Brentford. Latest Carabao Cup News on target Bournemouth host Norwich in the fourth round of the 2018/19 Carabao Cup, live on talkSPORT.Eddie Howe’s Premier League men will look to continue their run having beaten MK Dons and Blackburn to reach the last 16, with a quarter-final place just one win away. The message Klopp sent to Liverpool kids at half-time of Villa thrashing How To Listen On talkSPORTThis is our feature game of the evening and will be live on talkSPORT for a 7:45pm kick-off.The most popular way to listen is through our web player, whilst you can also tune in through our mobile apps.And talkSPORT is also available on your DAB radio and 1089 or 1053 AM. 3 Derby delight as Carabao Cup semi-final draw sets up intriguing 2020 clashes Liverpool starlets joining Club World Cup squad… after being thrashed by Villa promoted draw done Man United v Colchester: talkSPORT commentary as League Two side eye upset 3 Oxford vs Man City live: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash center_img RESULTS gutted be brave game on Emi Buendia bagged Norwich’s winner at the weekend 3 magic of the cup Everton vs Leicester LIVE: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash disrespect Man City beat Oxford, Man United ease past Colchester and Leicester edge Everton cup clash What The Managers Are SayingEddie Howe: “They’re a dangerous team, one of the form teams in the country, so we know how hard it will be.“Their strength this season has been with their team, they have an attacking philosophy and they have momentum so we have to be very careful that we don’t drop our standards.”Daniel Farke: “We are dangerous! The facts are quite obvious, we can’t deny or avoid our really good form, we are in the top position in the Championship (for form) at the moment, we’re on a really good run with many wins.“Our performances are pretty good, after the international break we have had three wins in a row, so it’s quite normal that everyone knows we are in good form but he also knows that his team have had a really good start.“They are on fire as well, have had some pretty good recent results and they also know they are the favourites.” Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side started the season strongly Klopp accused of ‘hanging Liverpool’s kids out to dry’ for his ‘vanity mission’ Team NewsBournemouth: Joshua King currently has an ankle injury and so Jermain Defoe may start in what is expected to be a much-changed first XI.Norwich: Teemu Pukki could return to the side after recovering from an injury, however Todd Cantwell is sidelined with a hamstring problem and Marco Stiepermann is ill.last_img read more