Adebayor plays down row

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Emmanuel Adebayor has laughed off any suggestion of disunity in the Manchester City camp.

Twenty-four hours after Gareth Barry's apology for his behaviour on an ill-fated trip to St Andrews, Adebayor offered an explanation for the row with Vincent Kompany at Wolves on Saturday that was used as further evidence of Roberto Mancini's empire beginning to crumble.

"Sometimes you have to shout and bawl to try and get a reaction from your team-mates and sometimes that means getting them worked up in order to do the right thing for the team," Adebayor told

"That's what great teams do. It is all about passion and desire to do well and if Vincent and I are guilty of that, neither of us have a problem with it.

"We are really good friends and we have had a good laugh about some of the things that were written about us yesterday. It was funny because it is totally inaccurate.

"The press have treated it as though there has been some kind of massive fall out, but it couldn't be further from the truth - these things happen all the time in football at every club, either in matches or on the training ground and the only reason, as I say, is passion.

"Vinnie and I love this club and are passionate about helping to make it successful. If that means the odd disagreement, so be it.

"Trust me, if I have to have arguments with all my team-mates every single weekend in order to help us win the game, I will be doing exactly that and I would want the same in return."

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Emmanuel Adebayor
Manchester City
Gareth Barry
Premier League
Vincent Kompany
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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