The Togolese striker has admitted that though he was unhappy with his footballing career but the fact that he’s alive, meant he could still win the Ballon D’Or

Adebayor, who had represented the likes Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid et al in the past highest individual accolade was the African footballer of the Year that he won in 2008.

But the 33-year-old forward has said that there were still hopes of him winning the Ballon D’Or – an award that is being shared between the duo of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since 2008.

Adebayor on winning Ballon D' Or

“I had dreamt of playing for Arsenal and Real Madrid and those dreams came true,” Adebayor, as quoted by vanguard ng.

“Maybe I can dream of winning the Ballon D’Or and that can come true as well.

“I’m not really happy with my footballing career but I can’t still complain about it either.

“I’m still alive, so I can keep dreaming.”

The Nigerian born, Togolese player, who worked with Mourinho for six months at Real Madrid in 2011 also chose the Portuguese as the best manager he’s worked with.

Adebayor added, “The best coach I ever worked with is certainly Jose Mourinho. He has an unparalleled passion.”

Maybe his eight goals in 13 appearances so far for his Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the 2017/2018 season was what gave Adebayor the courage that he could still win the Ballon D’or but how do we tell him that the duo of Messi and CR7 are not dead yet?

Published in International Watch