Adebayor delighted with life in Madrid

12:12, February 05, 2011      

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Emanuel Adebayor could hardly have had a better start to his career at Real Madrid, although he could do nothing to stop his side losing 1-0 away to Osasuna last weekend.

Wednesday night saw him make his debut in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium and he was able to celebrate by scoring the second goal in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Sevilla.

That goal helped was Madrid's 5000th goal in front of their supporters and also helped the team assure a place in the final of the Copa del Rey against bitter rivals Barcelona.

It has instantly won him the affection of the Real Madrid fans.

"I am delighted to be here and happy because of all Real Madrid represents," said Adebayor, who is on loan from Manchester City.

"I have come here to help and to play as much as I can play, even if it is only 15 or 20 minutes per game. I can play alongside footballers such as Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and against Sevilla I finished off a move from the team."

"I am really happy I could score that goal, because it is a dream to be able to play in the Bernabeu," he said.

Adebayor then looked ahead to the Cup final, which will be played on April 20, probably in Valencia. Barcelona go into the game as favorites after winning their last five matches against Real Madrid, with the last win being a 5-0 triumph in the Camp Nou.

"Barcelona is one of the best teams in the World and nobody can doubt their quality, but a final is a single game of 90 or maybe 120 minutes, we will have our chances and I am certain we will try and do everything to win," said Adebayor.

Source: Xinhua
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