Robinho – Chelsea printed shirts with my name and started selling but Madrid sold me to City instead.


Robinho has revealed that he wanted to leave
Real Madrid for Chelsea but that he was forced
to go to Manchester City instead.
The Brazilian explained how it was a bust-up
between the Bernabeu club and the London side
that led him to go to City.
“I wanted to go to Chelsea, Scolari told me that I
could make the difference for him in the team,”he
“However, Real Madrid ended up badly with them,
they didn’t like the way that Chelsea sold shirts
with my name on them before the deal was done.
“I am sure it was this that led to the negotiations to
fail and it was a case of pride for Real Madrid. On
top of this Chelsea were in the Champions league
and City weren’t.”
Robinho denied that he was sorry to leave Madrid.
“I don’t regret leaving Madrid but I am sorry that it
ended badly when I went,” he continued.
“Madrid were the club that opened their doors and
gave me the chance to succeed in Europe, perhaps
the way that I fought to leave harmed the
memories of the good things I did for the team.
“I helped to make them champions and I think I
played well but I had made up my mind to leave
and I have an explosive character.
“Madrid were the team that had put most interest
in me. Both clubs (Madrid and Barcelona) are big
and have fans around the world but when Madrid
came for me I saw that they had a group of
Brazilians in the squad and the coach was
Vanderlei Luxemburgo. Why would I go to
Beckham also surprisingly hung around at lot with
the Brazilians, according to Robinho.
“He was always with the Brazilians, he was part of
our group,” he stated.
“In fact the Spanish were jealous because he spoke
more Portuguese than Spanish as he was with us
“He is a humble guy, he is the player that has his
feet on the ground more than any other.”

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