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Robinho delighted with way he's settled at Man City

Robinho says he's settled so quickly at Manchester City because he's being played in his favourite position.

"My favourite moment so far has to be the goal against Chelsea," the Brazilian told The Sun. "Even more because it came from a free-kick and I am horrible at free-kicks! I decided to take that one because I was full of confidence.

"My debuts are always great. The first time I played for Santos, I earned the foul that ended up in a winning goal.

"Then, with Real Madrid, I played very well against Cadiz. I knew something special was going to happen in my debut for City, too.

"What makes me most happy is that I am finally playing in my real position and it never happened in Spain.

"I am playing as a second striker, with total freedom to move and get involved in every play - not just restricted to the left wing."

After four years in Madrid, Robinho admitted he had reservations about moving to the north of England.

He laughed: "There is no beach and no sun. But I am enjoying Manchester so far. Elano took me for a city tour and I loved it.

"After what people had been telling me, I feared the worst. I thought I would arrive here and find nothing but wasteland. But it's not like that. There are fine restaurants and entertainment places, the city is beautiful.

"I have no problem with the food. There is a great Brazilian restaurant in the city centre and I'll become a regular customer."

And what about the weather? After all, Blackpool's Golden Mile is no match for the Copacabana.

He added: "Yes, the weather is an issue. It rains a lot and it looks grey a lot of the time. But I'm getting used to it."

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