London, Dec.2 : Brazilian footballer Robinho has described his Manchester City teammates as a bunch of losers, and added that when he was playing for the Spanish football club Real Madrid, he learnt the art of winning.
"City have good players but the mentality of a small side. What they lack is the mentality of champions. At Real Madrid, I learned a will to win," The Sun quoted Robinho, as saying. "Here they have a good team but are content with just finishing fifth or sixth. For me you can only be content when you're champions, with winning away. You need to want to beat Chelsea at their home, beat Manchester United, beat Liverpool. They are content with little, just a draw might be good enough," he added. City are now just two points above the drop zone after Sunday's home defeat by United.
"The mentality has to change now City have a project to become big. I want to inspire a winning mentality. I've learned being second is worthless. I played at Santos, where the supporters want to win every tournament we play in. The same was true at Real Madrid and with Brazil. If we think bigger, we can be there too," Robinho said. Robinho was speaking exclusively to Football Matters on Setanta Sports 1 last night.
Story first published: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 10:56 [IST]
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