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Robinho: There Is No Longer A Top Four

Robinho: There Is No Longer A Top Four



Manchester City have been at the forefront of the summer transfer window with star aquisitions such as Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry, Roque Santa Cruz and most recently, Emmanuel Adebayor.

With such attack minded options available, Hughes has been looking at a number of defenders to balance the squad, including England and Chelsea captain John Terry and Evertons much coveted Joleon Lescott.

There are great expectiations amongst the fans, players and management, a new level of optimism surrounding Eastlands that hasn't been seen for a while- top four is the word on everyones lips.

City's £32.5m record signing Robinho is amongst those with high hopes, speaking to the Sunday Mirror the Brazilian stated: 'There is no longer a top four.

'We have made it a top five. From this season we have to go in with the mindset we're one of the very best clubs.

'I'm delighted we've signed Tevez. He is a world-class player and it would be fantastic for me to play alongside him.

'It was a shame the Samuel Eto'o deal couldn't happen for whatever reason, because he is another world-class player and the sort this club is looking to sign at the moment. But we have already signed Santa Cruz and now there is the possibility of Adebayor as well.

'While I've always urged the club to sign players like Tevez and Kaka when there has been a chance, I also know you have to build from the back.

'You can have the best attacking six players in the world, but unless the defence compliments it then you will not win anything.

'I don't know anything about the John Terry deal apart from what I have read, but he is the sort of world-class leader we need at the back.

'I have said before when you build a house you start from the bottom.

'If John does not happen then there are plenty of quality defenders in Europe.

'If the players we have signed and the players we may sign all work well together then on our day we can become unbeatable - and not just in England, but in Europe as well.

'We will be looking to win all the competitions we are in and that means having a squad of world class players.

'All the top clubs have players competing for places, and we now have to look at ourselves as a top club.

'People will need to start taking us very seriously.'

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Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Sunday July 19 2009
Time: 4:57PM

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Comments

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lol - he's been on those magic mushrooms again :-)
merlin
19/07/2009 17:07:00
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love Robinho... anyone who thought he was going anywhere was seriously off the mark.
severedgein
19/07/2009 17:07:00
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Nothing fazes Robinho. Mind you, he played an average 40 games a season for Real Madrid. That builds confidence and character to add to the undoubted natural skill and flair he has. Now he'll have the opportunity of showing what he can do in a much better City side than in his first Premiership season. I'm expecting great things from him.
Sindbad
19/07/2009 17:16:00
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dont agree,were building momentum next season will be the serious challenge in in 4 years we shall be known as the monstrous 1
humpty
19/07/2009 17:38:00
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You see this is my point... I knew this would happen as soon as the arabs bought Citeh... Citeh suddenly think they are good...Robinho is lazy, Adebayour is lazy..Tevez is a good sub nothing more..and what has Barry achieved or done??? F**K ALL!!!!....youre not in the same class as the big 4 and as of yet you have done nothing.. the audacity of these buffons with their mid table club...dont you Citeh lot get it???....NOBODY IN WORLD FOOTBALL CARES ABOUT YOU... youre a mid table club and nothing more..
I Bling Red
19/07/2009 17:55:00
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Obviously. There is only the top 3 with Chelsea, United and Liverpool. 4th place? Fight for the scraps, losers.
JT_daniel
19/07/2009 18:21:00
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I Bling Red, stop working yourself into a frenzy. Its pointless mate!
JT_daniel
19/07/2009 18:21:00
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Citeh = losers like Robinwho and a 15th place finish for you boring losers.
C_Blue
19/07/2009 18:46:00
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C-Blue - I am in awe of your critical skills and cannot fault your logic on any level whatsoever. Robinho is indeed a crap player, only finishing fourth in the scoring charts last season, and Chelsea never wanted to sign him. Tevez isn't even a decent sub, hence the lack of interest from Chelsea, the scousers, Real and yernited. Gareth Barry? Rafa would never even consider signing such a useless loser as Barry now would he. Honestly guys, you do yourselves no favours coming out with comments like these, perhaps you should stick to the comments pages on Tribal football, seems more like your level.
fifthcolumnblue
19/07/2009 19:13:00
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Well said 5th, those jokers know nothing about football. Those are the clowns that still wear man utd pyjamas and get to bed in their christiano ronaldo bedspread. Pathetic!
eighthsin
19/07/2009 20:16:00
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