Santa Cruz warns City stars

18 October 2009 10:14
Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has warned his team-mates not to rock the boat this season. Competition for places at City is fierce with Mark Hughes adding to his squad in the summer with the arrival of over £100million worth of talent. Robinho's future at City has been the subject of speculation in recent days with Barcelona rumoured to be courting his services, while Martin Petrov has voiced his frustration at his lack of regular action. Santa Cruz, who missed the start of the season through injury, admits it will be hard to keep every player happy, but he wants his colleagues not to cause any upheaval by upsetting City's fine start to the season. Moaning "It will be very hard if people get impatient and start moaning. It leads to a bad atmosphere and we don't want that," insisted Santa Cruz. "So far, the players at Man City are working fantasically as a group. But it is very hard for the manager. "Carlos Tevez scored two goals against West Ham, Emmanuel Adebayor is back from suspension, Craig Bellamy has been playing great and there are people like myself and Robinho waiting to see what happens. "We all need to have the mental strength to wait for a chance and be ready when it comes." Santa Cruz has also admitted qualifying for the UEFA Champions League is their top target this season ahead of Sunday's clash at Wigan. "The Champions League is the aim," added Santa Cruz. "You always set your standards at the start of the season and that is ours. So far we are on course and exactly where we want to be."

Source: SKY_Sports

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