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Robinho - Tev right to snub Blues
Published : 16 Jul 2009 09:39:23
Robinho believes Carlos Tevez was right to reject a move to Chelsea in favour of Manchester City. The Brazil star became City's first major signing after their takeover when he joined from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day last summer. And, although Robinho had been widely expected to move to Stamford Bridge, he says he is glad he joined City and believes Tevez will feel the same. "What I can say to Carlos is that I had to make the same choice last season and I don't regret choosing City," he said in The Sun. "I have not done since the moment I signed. "We all feel like a big family at City and that's another point that I would mention to him. "Of course Chelsea is a big club, but Manchester City is also huge and we could be even more powerful than them." Ugly situationTevez, meanwhile, says Diego Maradona is pleased that he left Manchester United. The Argentina boss made the trip to Old Trafford in January to watch the player as United beat Chelsea 3-0, but both were left disappointed as Tevez was an unused substitute. "He is happy because I can play more regularly at City," Tevez told Argentinian newspaper Ole. "He came to see me when we played against Chelsea last season but I didn't get a minute on the pitch. "It was an ugly situation for both of us." Tevez revealed that he wants City to win something or qualify for Europe this season, and he says he did not move to Eastlands for the cash. "Money was not the most important part of my decision," he said. "I have a coach who wants me, enthusiastic fans and there is a good atmosphere there." Fan delight Kia Joorabchian, the player's advisor, also spoke to the newspaper and said that he feels the City fans rate Tevez above his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. "The Manchester City fans are crazy about Carlitos," he said. "They said that it was the best signing in the world - that he is the best player in the world. "For the City fans, he is a better signing than Cristiano Ronaldo."