My tribe

Man City's Robinho: I'll be back!

Robinho has left the club's training camp in Tenerife to return to Brazil for family reasons, but insists he is happy at Manchester City. Robinho told BBC Sport: "I had made Manchester City aware that I needed to return to Brazil because of a family matter.

"I will return to the club and hope to sort this out as soon as possible."

Robinho added: "I feel it is important to underline that I did not return to Brazil because of the Kaka deal.

"He is one of my good friends and it would have been great to see him at Manchester City - but it had nothing to do with his decision to stay in Milan.

"I am committed to helping Manchester City become the force the owners assured me they will become."

And quotes on his official website - attributed to "sources close to Robinho" - said he is "very happy" and has "no intention of leaving his new home".

The website continues by saying: "He will for sure be playing on Wednesday against Newcastle and, as usual he will give his all to help the club to achieve victory.

"He is very motivated and says he wants to be the league's top scorer. Therefore, while in Brazil with the family, he will be exercising and keeping fit for the upcoming match."

Chris Nathaniel, NVA Management CEO and personal advisor to the 24 year old, added: "It is unfortunate that the portrayal of Robinho's decision to fly to Brazil has been cast in such a negative light.

"I have no doubts that this will all be cleared up when Robinho returns to the UK. The player is impressed by the owner's visions for the club and loves the passion of the City fans."

About the author

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?