Robinho: I want to win the title

by Adam - August 22nd, 2009. Filed under: Premier League.

Manchester City foward Robinho has heaped the pressure on to his side saying that he wants them to challenge for the title this season and he wants to win it this year too.

“I think we are now on the brink of something very special. I want to win the championship this season. I think we can challenge for the title”.

Robinho signed for City from Real Madrid

Robinho signed for City from Real Madrid

“I could understand why questions were asked about why I joined City last season because here was a club that had not celebrated any kind of success for many years”.

Robinho was a shock signing for Manchester City, joining from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day in 2008. The fee was around I am making him the most expensive transfer to an English club. That summer it was reported he was going to sign for Chelsea but he ended up at Eastlands.

“It was said that I had come purely for financial reasons, that I had forgotten about my ambitions because of money. I said at the time that I signed because I had been sold a vision of Manchester City becoming a powerful club, not just in England, but throughout the rest of the world.”

This year Manchester City have brought in other big names such as Carlos Tevez, who had won two Premier League titles, two league cups and a Champions League title to his name at Manchester United. Adebayor signed from Arsenal. Gareth Barry, a reported target of Liverpool also signed for Mark Hughes’ club.

The spending of Manchester City has piled pressure on them and fans of course, want instant success.

But, for the Eastlands club, what would be considered successful?

No one seems to know, some fans want to break into the top four, others want to seriously challenge for the title.

I personally believe they will be in a Europa League spot with the likes of Tottenham and Aston Villa.

Not that they don’t have the attacking talent in their squad I am doubting their defensive capabilities.

Although they have signed Kolo Toure from Arsenal and have Shay Given in goal I think that they will need more at the back, something Mark Hughes is trying to rectify.

Hughes has been heavily criticised by Everton Manager David Moyes for how he has gone about trying to get Joleon Lescott to sign for City.

City have had two bids rejected, 15m and 18m respectively and Lescott has had a transfer request rejected. Lescott was also dropped for Everton’s Europa League qualifier and has been made to train on his own.

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