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Adebayor is a cry baby

Emmanuel Adebayor was once quoted as saying that Barcelona players are crybabies when it comes to their matches against Real Madrid. At that time he was on loan at the Spanish giants but after Togo's loss to Burkina Faso, Adebayor suffered the same fate as he heaped all blame on coach Didier for the bitter loss.

Adebayor did not mince his words as he went into an overdrive, accusing coach Didier Six, among other things, of being inexperienced and lacking in knowledge, specifically in reference to French coaches. However, looking at the game, it’s important to take note that Burkina Faso were simply superior and utilised their only chance, which was scored by Jonathan Pitroipa.

Stephen Keshi:

We all remember when Togo qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the same scenario replicated itself when Adebayor's spat with then coach Stephen Keshi, currently in charge of Nigeria's Super Eagles, almost overshadowed Togo's grand march.

Keshi almost exchanged blows with the fiery striker as the Nigerian coach openly complained of Adebayor's bad attitude that was impacting negatively on the whole team during Afcon 2006. That led to a fallout that eventually ensured Togo were eliminated in the first round, leading to the sacking of coach Keshi.

Arsenal and Tottenham:

Adebayor's tenure while playing for Arsenal and his current club Tottenham Hotspur has also been controversial, leading to the talented but outspoken player being benched most of the time as his crazy antics have manifested themselves in the changing room, leading to discontent.

Bad Boy Attitude:

Adebayor, though immensely talented, has been known to court controversy both at the club and national team level, leading to a lot of disquiet and just recently he was summoned by the Togo president, who personally requested the player to rescind his decision and play for the national team.

So, after the Togo loss to Burkina Faso, Adebayor's crybaby attitude once again came to the fore with his rants against coach Didier Six, a man who has put a lot of effort into helping the team. Suddenly Six was a recipient of the verbal accusations from the lanky striker to the detriment of the entire team. At one point Adebayor even went as far as to suggest that he could not play and coach Togo at the same time.

It did not end there. Adebayor went a step further and has challenged the Togo FA to put its house in order -- a scenario that cannot be pleasant to any federation as one player dictates the terms at will. Togo, as a nation, is definitely bigger than an individual and, with time, they will have to decide either to be bulldozed by the striker or to rebuild the team around other young playe0sr and avoid the antics of the crybaby Adebayor.

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