After three league matches without a win, it was important for Mark Hughes’ team to land three points against Stoke City on Sunday, something that they managed with ease in the end. It will be interesting to see if they can repeat their 3-0 performance at the Riverside on Wednesday, with many commenting that they have plenty of skilful players in the team, but a distinct lack of backbone.
One player scoring for fun at the moment is Robinho, with the Brazilian managing six goals since signing at Eastlands at the end of August. The Manchester Evening News reports that the ex-Real Madrid forward is keen to score a hatful for his new club this season, although it’s possible that he might struggle to net many on the team’s travels, especially against some of the stronger teams.
“I am very happy but not completely happy because I feel I have a lot to give and a lot to learn,” said the darling of Eastlands and at, £32.5m, Britain’s most expensive footballer.
“I will be happy at the end of the league when we have achieved a good season.
“The main objective is for the team to do well but I want to score more than 30 goals.”
Indeed, it remains to be seen as to whether Robinho is a big team player, with the £32.5 million signing clearly loving the attention that his goalscoring feats bring. The South American is a big fish in a much smaller pond at the moment, although do Manchester City fans expect to see him breaking the 30-goal barrier for the club this season? Surely this feat would give him a strong chance of being the Premier League’s top goalscorer?