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Sports : Nicklas Bendtner reveals he never liked ex-Arsenal teammate Emmanuel Adebayor and had ‘bad vibes’ with him


Nicklas Bendtner insists there is only one teammate he never got along with and that was Emmanuel Adebayor.

Bendtner has rocked a number of people over the course of his colorful career, including Gunners icon Thierry Henry, but never fell out with club legend.

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Despite being strike partners, Adebayor and Bendtner were not friends

But the Dane, who has now retired from football, recalled in an interview with talkSPORT his relationship with Adebayor, whose public feuds are particularly memorable.

The two played together during their three years together in North London between 2006 and 2009.

“We never loved each other,” he recalls in October. “Other than that, I got along with most people.

“We sat side by side in the locker room. He was 25, I was 26, from the first moment we saw each other it was just a bad vibe. It never changed.

Bendtner and Adebayor had an altercation on the pitch in a 5-1 League Cup loss to rivals Tottenham in 2008, which spilled over into the locker room and resulted in fines for both men.

Bendtner and Adebayor were fined by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for their fallout at Tottenham

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Bendtner and Adebayor were fined by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for their fallout at Tottenham

The 33-year-old, who ended his career with Danish minnows Tarnby FF, added: “We had a few little fits in the locker room and a pretty big one at Tottenham where it kind of blew out of proportion.

“We were hammered 5-1, we were so bad and the disappointment of letting the fans down and the team got out of hand between us.

“We had this bite on the pitch then we had a bit in the locker room and then the next day we were in [Arsene] Wenger’s office is fined.

“We explained how we had to learn to relate to each other professionally and personally.

“It was actually a great way to learn how to work with someone you really didn’t like.”

He’s not the first player not to get along with a teammate, with Andy Cole not liking Teddy Sheringham at Manchester United.





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