Alex Song says players are ready for Sunday, praises friend Emmanuel Adebayor
Written by Renzo on September 30, 2011 22:40
After they battled past Olympiacos on Wednesday, Arsenal will now concentrate on Sunday’s away game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Speaking on Wednesday night, midfielder Alex Song explained that the North London derby will not be easy to win as the Gunners are missing key players with the Cameroon International however adding that it will be the players’ golden opportunity to show that they mean business in the English Premier League and that they are good enough to aim for silverware.
Asked about former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor, Song was full of praise for his friend as he explained that he is doing well with Spurs and will surely want to show that he’s still one of the best strikers in the country when the two teams meet on Sunday.
Adebayor joined Arsenal during the 2006 January transfer window but left under controversial circumstances to join Manchester City three years later and was then loaned out to Real Madrid first and now Tottenham Hotspur.
On the derby and his friend, Song said:
[Tottenham?] We have a lot of players injured, it’s a very big game but now we just have to go there and get a good result.
It’s a very important game for us, I hope to have players back so as to get a good result, we’ll be ready for Sunday that’s for sure.
We need to just rest now and try to look forward to Sunday, a good opportunity to show the people that we can do something very well this year in the League.
Everyone just tries to say something about us but we know we trust the manager we need to show people they are wrong.
The last two games we played, we did something good and we did something not very good but we spoke with the manager to do it the right way and at the moment we are going in the right way as the last two games showed.
I think if we play like Bolton in the second half we will have a chance to do something positive. It’s not easy but we will do it, we have a good opportunity to show that people are wrong and that’s what we’ll try to do on Sunday.
[Emmanuel Adebayor?] We know he is a very good player, I’m very happy for him now because he’s doing very well at Tottenham. He’s my friend but I will go there to play and win the game.
I know he’s my friend but when on the pitch I need just to do my job. After I can smile with him, do everything we did in the past.
But it will not be very easy for us and him as well because I personally know that in big games he wants to show people that he’s not ‘dead’ because everyone just put him down when we went to [Manchester] City.