Crocked Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov is determined to get over his knee injury as quickly as possible.

The Bulgaria international suffered serious damage in Sunday's derby against Manchester United and is facing six months on the sidelines.

"I hope the time out is short," said the former Fiorentina striker, "shorter than what is expected. I want to return to the field as soon as possible.

"I want to play football, it's my passion and I need it."