He told the People: "Perhaps I should never have left Real Madrid.
"My destination was Chelsea with Luiz Felipe Scolari, but at the last moment City appeared and I accepted. I did not decide the transfer. Correspondence is always between clubs and I am not responsible for what anyone will pay. But Mark Hughes called me and insisted I joined the club. He was decisive in my move.
"At the beginning it was positive, but England is a hard country and I had problems adapting.
"Having Elano and Jo in the squad was a real bonus. They helped me to adapt but then Elano left I still don’t understand the motives behind his exit.
"I do not understand why people said things about us. We all demonstrated our quality in the team, and Elano and I were both then in the Brazil side. Perhaps Hughes did not understand how best to use us both in his squad."