Emmanuel Adebayor believes Harry Redknapp is the man to revive his career after joining Tottenham from Manchester City.

The striker crossed the Arsenal-Tottenham divide on Thursday, with a stop in the north in the middle, as Redknapp moved to boost his striking ranks.

Adebayor arrives at White Hart Lane having fallen out with City boss Roberto Mancini, but has backed Redknapp to get him back on track, and told Spurs TV Online: "Harry Redknapp is a great manager and a great person. As a footballer it is really important to work with a person who really understands you, which is the key for me and he's one of the few who really understands me which is good for me."

He added: "There's a lot of good players here and I'm here to do my job, score goals, play football, enjoy myself once again on the pitch.

"I'm in a club where everyone has confidence in me, everyone trusts me, everyone knows what I am capable of doing, which is important for me, and it's up to me to show them that they are not wrong."

As a former Gunner, Adebayor has never been popular with the Spurs fans and, during a loan spell with Read Madrid last season, was the subject of some offensive chanting from them during a Champions League game between the two sides.

Anti-racism group Kick It Out condemned the songs, but Adebayor insists all the ill-feeling is in the past.

He added: "You have to be strong to decide to come to Tottenham, I played for three and a half years for Arsenal and there's a lot of rivalry between Tottenham and Arsenal.

"All I want is to play football and to enjoy myself and today I'm a Tottenham footballer, what I have to do is enjoy myself on and off the pitch.

"For me, the past is the past, I'm looking forward to the future."

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