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I never wanted to leave Portsmouth

Come on Benji boy, stop the crap game. You yourself said that you would love to play for Manchester City and now you say that you never wanted to leave Portsmouth. Come on, give us a break, will you!

ESPN Soccernet’s reports that Benjani, now a Man City after a much talked about deadline transfer fiasco, never wanted to leave Fratton Park. He is said to be actually shocked at being sold to an City.

Benjani says:

It was never my choice to leave Pompey because of the special relationship that I had with the supporters, with my team-mates and with the coach. I was very happy at Pompey and I think this season I showed that I had settled down well and I was beginning to produce the goals for the club. There are some things in football that are more important than money and one of those things is a special relationship a player can enjoy with the supporters and the coach. I had all that at Portsmouth and I was really enjoying myself playing football in a very good environment and knowing that everyone was happy with what I was doing for the club.

Now stop all this, okay. You are now a Man City player. So focus on that!

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