Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic admits there was no way back for Robinho as he sought a move away in the summer.

Eventually, Robinho joined Manchester City in a massive deal and Mijatovic said: "With his statements, he knew his Real teammates would not forgive him. He was in a difficult situation.

"He was not going to regain the trust and affection of the people here.

"He was wrong saying he didn't want to play here and wanted to join the best in the world, which he said was Chelsea. It was fate that took him to Manchester City ..."