Emmanuel Adebayor discusses his relationship with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy

Adebayor could be returning to White Hart Lane with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup this weekend.

Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has explained to The Sun what his relationship was like with both Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy while he was at White Hart Lane. And while he was very positive about the manager, he spoke much less highly about Spurs' chairman.

Ahead of his new side Crystal Palace's trip to face Tottenham in the FA Cup on Sunday, the 31-year-old - who is still being paid £25,000 a week by Spurs (via The Sun) - shed some light on the circumstances that led to his departure earlier in the season, and while he criticised Levy, he explained that he got on well with his old boss Pochettino.

"Our relationship was beautiful. I think we have a very good relationship, man to man," he said, as reported by The Sun.

"We always talked and he told me 'Manny I don't count on you anymore' which I understand.

"I realised my time was over at Tottenham and that I had to move on.

"Obviously with the club itself I didn't have a good relationship and with the chairman because - and you know Daniel Levy better than I do - he makes everything complicated."

While Adebayor claims to have had a good rapport with Pochettino, he will be hoping to prove that he was wrong to let him go when he returns with his new side at the weekend. 

The former Arsenal man would certainly not have deserved to be a regular in the side had he stayed this season. But one of the arguments that some use to suggest why Spurs may not win the Premier League title is the lack of depth the squad would have up front if Harry Kane picked up an injury before the end of the campaign.

Perhaps - given the forward's ability to find form when he has a point to prove - he would have still been a decent back-up option to have had available. 

However, the problems he seems to create would also suggest that his departure was the right decision for all sides. Nevertheless, he will be hoping that he can prove a point to his old club by knocking them out of the cup this weekend.

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