Robinho happy to stay with City for another 10 years

ROBINHO has reiterated he is settled at Manchester City and claims he could stay at Eastlands for the next 10 years. The former Real Madrid forward continues to be the subject of speculation that he will move back to Spain with Barcelona next year.

However, Robinho, who has recovered from an ankle injury that kept him out for three months, has claimed moving is not on his agenda.

He said: “I am very happy at Manchester City and I intend to continue playing here for a long time.

“My focus is with Manchester City. There will always be speculation but I am very happy and so are my family. I hope to continue playing here.

“I think I will stay five years, 10 years – I don’t know. I love it here and love the fans.

“I am enjoying playing English football. It is very beautiful. With every game I play, I feel more comfortable. I hope to continue playing football in England for a long time.”

Robinho is intent on winning trophies for City, whose goal is to claim a place in the Champions League.

They also have a Carling Cup semi-final against manager Mark Hughes’ former club Manchester United to look forward to next month.

Robinho continued: “I want to be a champion. I’ve been lucky that every team in which I have played, I have been able to be a champion. My frame of mind has not changed playing for Manchester City.

“To finish in the top four would not be bad but we are going to fight for the title until the very end. I think the morale of the team is improving. It is a winning spirit and our mentality has to be that of the team that wants to win and that wants to be champions.

“We have a great manager in Mark Hughes. He has proved this in all the teams he has managed and is showing that now with Manchester City.

“I hope that this year we can be champions together; that is our goal.”

Meanwhile City midfielder Michael Johnson could miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.


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