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

02 Sep 2010 13:43:15

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

All Rover now: Benjani is happy to be at Blackburn 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. 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. 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. The 32-year-old forward has now proven his fitness sufficiently to win himself a contract at Ewood Park . 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. 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. Not loved: Benjani says he it was difficult to trust anyone at Manchester City '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.' 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.'  Blackburn Rovers squad for 2010-11Blackburn and Leeds lead race for former Stoke midfielder Amdy Faye BLACKBURN FC


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