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HATCHET MAN: Robinho's team mates aren't as bad as Manchester City's wayward Brazilian's attitude

27 Mar 2009 09:44:10

HATCHET MAN: Robinho's team mates aren't as bad as Manchester City's wayward Brazilian's attitude

Robinho has finally spoken out about his massively disappointing form for Manchester City and provided an explanation: it's his team-mates' fault. How thoroughly, disappointingly predictable. Robinho says he plays better for Brazil than he does for Citybecause he is lining up alongside a higher quality of player, but hisargument is less convincing than one of his away performances for hisclub. That's what you need: Robinho claims he is dedicated to the City cause He claimed: 'I truly dedicate myself to my club. Sometimes I amquestioned why I play better for the national squad than at ManchesterCity. I am the same at both places, but City is one team and the Brazilnational squad is another.   More from Hatchet Man... THAT WAS THE SPORTING WEEK: Rooney tortures his teddy, catwalk Cipriani leaves Henson in a huff, John Daly the fitness guru and Button gets a souped-up Sinclair C527/03/09 HATCHET MAN: FA hit new low with Middlesbrough's paltry fine27/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Time to end predictable player of the year voting and look at things objectively27/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Deluded Alonso's plain wrong to say Liverpool are better than United27/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Memo to Capello: Tell Almunia he'll never play for England and put him out of his misery 26/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Eastlands chief cooks up the sort of waffle that will ensure Ribery and Henry join Kaka in sidestepping City26/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Doomed Magpies are hanging stooge Hughton out to dry - Ashley should be ashamed26/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Redknapp plays a blinder by linking White Hart Lane public enemy No.1 Campbell with the Ledley King/England debacle26/03/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE 'In all respect to Manchester City, who have good players by theway, here I play with Kaka and Ronaldinho - it is totally different. 'Here I can play well, but I believe I am playing well at City. I have scored 11 goals in the Premier League.' If Robinho is a truly world class player, he should stand out in any team and be able to raise the standard at City. Instead he has dropped below their level away from Eastlands and mayeven have led Mark Hughes to think that a change for a more effectiveand consistent star turn is needed in the summer. If, at a cost of £34 million, Robinho is happy with the way things are, the manager's decision has surely been made for him.


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