Since coming over from Real Madrid, Robinho has become a ground favourite of Eastlands. However the Brazilian international is far from satisfied from his performance noting his desire to “king of Manchester City.”
While not pleased with his performance he questions whether the air-lift of new players has players worried of their position, resulting in poor performance:
“One theory I have is that the constant rumours about possible reinforcements in January have damaged us in some way.
“Some of my team-mates do perhaps fear for their future and that is not positive, I guess. But there is nothing we can do about that apart from try not to let it affect us.”
To this I have to say, if a professional athlete whimpers that he cannot play please get rid of him fast. Competition is a natural part of athletics and within elite athletics you have to be able to handle the stress or you’ll fail. If players find the threat of losing their job “too stressful”, they should not have the job to worry about.