Michael Ball insists Manchester City players are "fine" with Robinho's criticism last week of their mental approach.
Ball has backed Robinho's claim that the side need to step up and find a winning mentality.
The club's record buy, who arrived in the summer in a £32.5million move from Real Madrid, wants his new team-mates to develop a different mindset.
Those outspoken remarks struck a chord with Ball.
"We are fine with it, " he said. "Robbie has played for one of the best clubs in the world and their mentality is that second is nothing.
"That is the kind of attitude you want as it breeds confidence and that's where we want City to be. We don't want second best, we have got to keep pushing up the league.