Robinho defends City form

27 March 2009 07:39
Manchester City striker Robinho has defended his form during his first season in the Premier League. The 25-year-old Brazilian earned rave reviews after scoring 12 goals in his first 19 games following his British transfer record £32million arrival from Real Madrid last summer. Since the turn of the year, the goals have dried up and Robinho has been substituted on numerous occasions by frustrated City boss Mark Hughes. But despite suggestions that Robinho performs better from his country than club, the former Santos starlet has defended his performances at Eastlands. "I truly dedicate myself to my club," he said. "Sometimes I am questioned why I play better for the national squad than my club Manchester City. "I have the same will at both places, but Manchester City is one team and the national squad at Brazil is another. "No disrespect to the players at Manchester City who are very good, but here I play with Kaka, Ronaldinho, and it is totally different. "Here I play well, but I believe I am playing well at Manchester City. I have scored 11 goals."

Source: ESA