Robinho: 'We Have To Keep Fighting For City'
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Robbie's back in town ready for clear the air talks with City gaffer Mark Hughes and has repeated his determination to be a success at Manchester City...
City's £32.5million record signing with 11 goals in 16 league appearances, characteristically beamed his way through Ringway arrivals last night ready to return to the fold following his departure from last week's warm weather training camp in Tenerife.
The player has revealed that he was in Brazil attempting to sort out his baby boy's passport.
Our hack friends in 'The Street Of Shame*' will no doubt be drooling at the prospect of a Hughes and Robinho meeting on Monday morning where the slightest whiff of discord will result in another tidal wave of shrieking, hysterical headlines.
Both manager and player have spoken publicly over the brilliant striker's flight from Tenerife. Now it's time for the matter to be resolved and for a revamped City side to begin setting about Newcastle and Stoke this week.
Here's what Robbie had to say:
'I did not run away and I did not hide. The club knew. How can I be fined? I don't think that would be fair.
'I did not go back to Brazil to party but to sort out a personal problem and I would never have left if we'd had a game.
'I don't understand the controversy that this story has caused. I had to resolve an urgent personal issue, that's all there is to it.
'If we had a game this weekend this problem would have been resolved by another form and I would have stayed in Manchester.
'I have a contract at City and I am going to stay here. I want to triumph in England and fight to be top goalscorer.
'I repeat that I have no problems with Hughes, not before and not now. I did not come here just for the money but for the exciting sporting project where I am going to have an important role to play.
'That is nonsense (the allegation that he left Tenerife because of 'Kakagate.') I only found out Kaka hadn't signed when I was halfway to Brazil.
'I am a friend of his and I tried to convince him to come, but it is difficult to change Kaka's mind once it is made up.
'I don't think he is convinced by the idea of playing in England. Without a doubt he would have been a great signing but Kaka has rejected the offer and there is nothing we can do.
'City can be one of the big clubs in England if things are done properly. If Kaka has not come then it is not the end of the world.
'Before everything I am a professional and I play with the team-mates that I have. We have to keep fighting for City and hope that next season other big stars arrive.'
*The Street Of Shame - copyright Private Eye
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