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Bellamy reveals unselfish streak
Published : 21 Oct 2009 18:13:07Rss feed
Manchester City's early-season star Craig Bellamy has revealed he prefers making goals to scoring them. The Wales skipper was named City's player of the month for September after following up his goal in the 4-2 win over Arsenal with a derby double against City rivals United. Yet it was the goal he made against Arsenal that stood out for the City striker in the Blues' impressive start to the season. "The one I set up for Shaun Wright-Phillips was my favourite of the lot," he told the club's official website. "At 3-1 up against Arsenal it would have been easy to let Gael Clichy carry on running, but I tracked him all the way back then ran the length of the pitch to slip Shaun in for the fourth. "Against the likes of Arsenal you need that extra goal, and that means more to me than the goals I scored to be honest, because that goal showed what I am." Bellamy hopes to be renowned more for his work ethic than his strike-rate and his tireless running both up and down the field this season - not just his prolific goal-scoring form - has seen him become a fans' favourite amongst the City faithful. "I much prefer to be setting a goal up for someone in a better position," he added. "I've never built my game around goals - it's about my performance and work ethic. I think fans appreciate me giving my all. "I don't like to come off the pitch able to walk properly - I want to give everything I have, because I know that I'm a limited player. If I do that, it gives me the best chance to play well."
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