Blackburn striker Benjani slams Manchester City and claims players are only motivated by money

02 September 2010 01:43
All Rover now: Benjani is happy to be at Blackburn [LNB]Blackburn's Benjani claims there is 'no trust' at his old club Manchester City and that some of their players are motivated primarily by money.[LNB]The Zimbabwe international agreed a deal with Rovers last week having been released earlier this summer by City, where he had spent a largely unsuccessful two-and-a-half-year stint.[LNB]With a raft of expensive new players arriving at Eastlands after he was signed in 2008 by then-manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, Benjani, whose time with City was marred by injury, was deemed surplus to requirements by the club's current boss Roberto Mancini.[LNB]The 32-year-old forward has now proven his fitness sufficiently to win himself a contract at Ewood Park .[LNB]But while expressing his delight at earning another chance to play in the Barclays Premier League, Benjani has also taken the opportunity to fire a parting shot at his former employers.[LNB]Asked what it was like to be at City when they were spending so much money, Benjani said: 'It sounds great, but in football money is not everything. What is needed is people who can hang around and love you to be there.[LNB] Not loved: Benjani says he it was difficult to trust anyone at Manchester City[LNB]'Sometimes you are loved to be there because of money, which is notgood. I would prefer to be here without having all those facilities, behappy and trust everyone around you.'[LNB]Asked if he thought some players at City were interested in moneymore than anything else, Benjani said: 'Yes, it seemed like that andbehind the scenes, there is no trust. I would prefer to play for a clubwhere you are being trusted and you trust everyone around you.'[LNB] Blackburn Rovers squad for 2010-11Blackburn and Leeds lead race for former Stoke midfielder Amdy Faye BLACKBURN FC

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