Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Robbie Reveals Why He Sat Out Pompey Clash

Robbie Reveals Why He Sat Out Pompey Clash



Robinho, away on crucial international duty with Brazil has revealed why he was on the 'Berti' for City's latest away win which came at Pompey last weekend...

His revelation certainly helps to ease any concerns that Mark Hughes now sees Craig Bellamy as his preffered option out left.

The brilliant forward preparing for Brazil's pivotal World Cup clash with Argentina advised the media:

'I asked to not play because I had pains in my ankle, especially because Brazil v Argentina is more important. It is always a special match because of the standard and the rivalry of the two teams. No one ever wants to lose. Every player likes to play in these matches.'

Turning his attention back to City, the spritely ball juggler went on:

'I am very well, the team is good. I think this year Manchester City will push on. The start of the season up to now has been great. We won every game and all is good. The signings were excellent.'

Meanwhile, City's new signing from Barcelona, the vastly experienced Sylvinho gave the low down on how Robbie is doing to the MUEN:

'This club can help Robinho a lot. He told me he is really happy. He is enjoying it. He is one of the top players in the world and it is really important to him how the club is moving forward, how it is changing.

'He is really happy that the club has now got Emmanuel Adebayor and Carlos Tevez, because that helps him a lot. It puts the club on a different level, and it does the same for Robinho.'

Great news for Planet Blue and another one in the eye for those hacks desperate for Robinho to have left City this summer.

Back to the future, however, and both Robbie and Tev are likely to be jet lagged going into our first 'Big Four' challenge of the season when The Gooners come to town next week. Both players will be representing their countries 2 days before City's Premier League campaign resumes.

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at 1700 strong. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join the debates in the VMC Forums as City prepare for showdown's with Arsenal and the rags.





Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday September 3 2009
Time: 5:02PM

Comments

0
good luck breaking the top 4... will be nice to see a consistent challenge for the top four spots... not just how they will be divided up between pool, manu, chelski and arsenal
jim4pompey
03/09/2009 17:08:00
0
It is good to hear the record set straight without having to hear the press suggest that there were ulterior motives behind this.
Kevinho
03/09/2009 17:17:00
0
Cheers jim nice to see at least everyone doesn't hate us! In regards to his 'excuse' though as to why he didn't play against Pompey I couldn't care less if the Argentina game is important, he shouldn't be saying that the game against them is more important than City. If he wasn't fit, fair enough. But if he was then its a bit pathetic.
butty1
03/09/2009 17:23:00
0
Maybe something got lost in translation? lol!
Johnny Baguette
03/09/2009 17:26:00
0
I agree with you butty1. Why is the Brazil game more important? It's the premierships for god's sake. Away games are very important. If we lost or drew and missed out on 6th place by a point and Hughes lost his job then you'd think it was important. In hindsight its still a very daft thing to say. I'd have dropped him anyway after Palace.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
03/09/2009 17:34:00
0
robbie is very happy at city and will flurish with the new quality we have at city.
bluemooner_mcfc
03/09/2009 18:47:00
0
brazil vs argentina in a world cup qualifing game would be more important to tevez and zab aswell but they played.
mcfcirish
03/09/2009 21:13:00
0
mcfc - I take your point about Tevez but Zabaleta has never been called up to the Argentina squad since Maradona has been their coach. If he had a knock then fair enough as there was no point in risking him and lets not forget that we actually won a match without a key player in Robinho playing which shows that we are becoming stronger as a team and don't need to rely on individuals anymore. Another angle might be that Robinho is saying this as he may be too proud to admit that he was left out for tactical reasons as he is seen by many as our key player and Brazil coach Dunga was never too happy when Elano was at City and wasn't playing.
Kevinho
03/09/2009 21:22:00
0
Don't think he was fit enough to start the Pompey match, and with the Brazil - Argentina match coming up I think it's only fair and reasonable to allow Robi a breather. After all, if he aggravates the injury he's out for us as well as his national side. Good luck to both Tev and Robi and may the best team win (without kicking lumps out of each other!)
fifthcolumnblue
03/09/2009 21:35:00
0
The oress are having a field day and putting 2+2 together and coming up with anything but the right answer. Robinho Club against Country, It would have been Hughes decision whether or not to play Robbi in the match, If he did have a knock then it would be sensible to not play him, but we all know that he is not at his best away from home, but even so, Hughes did not bring on Robbi as a sub, which means that the boy did have some sort of problem.
Buzz Lightyear
04/09/2009 06:12:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Highlights: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City

Fernando's own goal put Real Madrid through to an all-Spanish UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid following an edgy semi-final against Manchester City...

Emotional Reactions Following Real Madrid Defeat

Manchester City limped out of the Champions League last night following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

Stats: Real Madrid v Manchester City

All the stats from Real Madrid (1) vs (0) Manchester City, The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, 4/5/16 20h45 CET Att: 78, 300

((LIVE STREAM)) Real Madrid v Manchester City

Manchester City FC are currently in Spain's capital ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg tie against Real Madrid, and we at VMC will bring you a LIVE...

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's performance, out of five against Real Madrid?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five0%
Four0%
Three0%
Two75%
One25%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tudor71
2.Buzz Lightyear62
3.Colin Is The King54
4.Bluedub38
5.fifthcolumnblue38
6.kennyclementstache32
7.Skoorb30
8.Johnny Baguette20
9.seac16
10.Brutto15