Man City boss Hughes: Robinho was excellent

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes was delighted with the scoring debut of Robinho in yesterday's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea. "Robinho was excellent," he said. "I was pleased with his overall performance. "He showed in glimpses what he can produce and he also has an excellent work ethic, which a lot of people don't realise. "It was difficult because he has just come off a flight from Brazil and he has played a lot of football. "But I felt it was important he was exposed to what the Premier League is about. He will be better for it."

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes was delighted with the scoring debut of Robinho in yesterday's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

"Robinho was excellent," he said. "I was pleased with his overall performance.

"He showed in glimpses what he can produce and he also has an excellent work ethic, which a lot of people don't realise.

"It was difficult because he has just come off a flight from Brazil and he has played a lot of football.

"But I felt it was important he was exposed to what the Premier League is about. He will be better for it."

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