Emmanuel Adebayor has blasted Tottenham manager Andre-Villas Boas for ‘lying’ to the media.
The Spurs boss told the press he would be happy for the striker to go to the Africa Cup of Nations with Togo.
But Adebayor disputes this, saying: ‘That is what he said to the press but not what he said to me.
‘There is a difference between what you say to the press and what you say in private.’
Adebayor was not going to play in the tournament, which starts in South Africa on January 19, due to fears of another attack like the one on the Togo team bus at the 2010 Cup of Nations and a row over unpaid bonuses.
But his country’s president Faure Gnassingbe reassured the centre forward and he is set to be part of his nation’s squad.