Robinho backs City's star power
Robinho has described Man City as a 'big' club and is confident players will soon flock to Eastlands.
Last Updated: 03/02/09 4:14pm
Robinho has described Manchester City as a 'big club' and is confident star players will soon want to flock to Eastlands.
The Premier League outfit have emerged as one of the major financial forces in world football following the summer arrival of billionaire owners the Abu Dhabi United Group.
Backed by that money, boss Mark Hughes made a world-record bid for AC Milan's Kaka during the winter transfer window, but the move failed as some questioned why the Brazilian idol would have considered the potential switch.
City continue to struggle for consistency and sit 10th in the top-flight and it has been suggested that the club - who have not won a major honour since the 1976 League Cup - will struggle for star-pulling power, despite their riches.
But former Real Madrid playmaker Robinho is convinced that City - who signed Wayne Bridge, Craig Bellamy, Shay Given and Nigel de Jong in January - are already held in high regard.
"I see it as a respected club, one that every player will want to play for," said the Brazil international, who was talking to his website www.robinhoofficial.com.
"Hopefully by that time the club will have won many titles such as the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League."
But the 25-year-old acknowledges that City cannot be considered a successful club until they have ended their 33-year wait for major silverware.
"Our objective is to be big, but we must work hard," he added. "We are already big, but we can be bigger by winning titles.
"Hopefully Manchester City will be improving every year. And each year we must be competing in more challenging competitions and reaching higher levels."
Robinho was talking to skysports.com courtesy of www.fobazo.com