26/08/2011 20:36 +0100 – Adebayor completed his season-long loan from Manchester City on Thursday after being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Roberto Mancini. The retired Togo striker's move to White Hart Lane is a controversial one as he spent three-and-a-half years at Spurs' bitter north London rivals Arsenal. Some Tottenham fans have never hidden their dislike of the 27-year-old, and have chanted offensive songs - one of which anti-racism group Kick It Out condemned - at the striker whenever he faced the White Hart Lane club. Adebayor is keen to put all that confrontation behind him, though, as he feels that he can fire Harry Redknapp's men into the top four, possibly at the expense of Arsene Wenger's side. "You have to be strong to decide to come to Tottenham, I played for three-and-a-half years for Arsenal and there's a lot of rivalry between Tottenham and Arsenal," Adebayor told Spurs TV Online. "All I want is to play football and to enjoy myself and today I'm a Tottenham footballer, what I have to do is enjoy myself on and off the pitch. "For me, the past is the past, I'm looking forward to the future." Redknapp has been in the market for a striker all summer after the likes of Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko all struggled in front of goal last term. Adebayor enjoyed a reasonable first season at City after arriving from Arsenal in 2009, but soon fell out with Mancini and was shipped out on loan to Real Madrid in January, where he scored twice against Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Despite his history with Arsenal, and the chants aimed his way, Adebayor did not have to think twice when Redknapp came calling. "Tottenham have always been a good club. I know a lot of the players and I have a lot of friends here, so when I got the call to come and join the club and to help the club achieve what they want to achieve, I quickly said yes," he said. The public spat with Mancini was acrimonious and the Italian has made it clear that he has no intention of playing the striker again. Adebayor admits the episode dented his confidence, but he is now sure he can excel under Redknapp's tutelage. "I've been through a lot of difficult moments," he added. "What I need is to play football. "Harry Redknapp is a great manager and a great person. As a footballer it is really important to work with a person who really understands you, which is the key for me and he's one of the few who really understands me which is good for me. "There's a lot of good players here and I'm here to do my job, score goals, play football, enjoy myself once again on the pitch. "I'm in a club where everyone has confidence in me, everyone trusts me, everyone knows what I am capable of doing, which is important for me, and it's up to me to show them that they are not wrong." Spending sprees by all their rivals mean that Spurs are outsiders to finish in the top four, but Adebayor is convinced the London club can do it. "To finish in the top four is not going to be easy, but I think we've got the squad," he said. Redknapp may decide to move for the player on a permanent deal if he impresses, but Adebayor refused to be drawn on where he could be next season, saying: "I'm here to help the team, score goals, make goals and make things happen on the football pitch, and we'll see at the end of the season what is going to happen."