"We had some very good players at Manchester City when I arrived in January 2009, but we were inconsistent.
"I saw what the problem was straight away - it was Robinho and the midfielder Elano and a centre-back called Glauber, who ended up only playing once for City.
"They had formed a Brazilian clique and, as far as I could see, they didn't give a s**t.
"They didn't train with any intensity and if you tackled one of them, it was like you had committed a crime.
"In the February, we played Portsmouth at Fratton Park. We lost 2-0. Robinho and Elano were a disgrace.
"I'd only been there a couple of weeks but I'd had enough of them.
"After the game, I had a real go at both of them.
"When I got to training on Monday, Robinho called me over.
"Elano was standing behind him. Just like he always did.
"'Why you talk?' Robinho said.
"'Do you think I'm out of order then, yeah?' I said. 'I gather you do.'
"'I play for Brazil,' Elano said. 'I play in the first team. I come here to Manchester City and I don't play all the time. How do you think I feel?'
"'That's not my f****** problem,' I said. 'You had your chance on Saturday. And look how you played.'
"'You never had a bad game?' Elano said.
"'It wasn't that you had a bad game,' I told him. 'It was just the lack of effort. You weren't interested. That hurts more.'
"'You always talk,' Robinho said. 'It should be the manager who talks, not you.'
"'If I've got something to say, I'll f****** say it,' I said.
"'Okay,' Robinho said, trying to bring the conversation to an end, 'don't talk to me again.'
"'What are you on about?' I said. 'You mean talk to you as in talking to you at all or talk to you after the game?'
"'No, no, we are finished,' he said.
"'Whatever,' I said. 'I'll lose a lot of sleep over that.'"