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Robinho - City can be great

Brazilian superstar backs Blues to reach the top

Robinho: Ambitious

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Robinho has vowed to help Manchester City become a dominant force in world football.

The Blues certainly have the financial capabilities to enable them to challenge for honours in the future, with the Abu Dhabi United Group prepared to spend big in their quest for glory.

Those riches were not enough to lure AC Milan superstar Kaka to Eastlands during the January transfer window, but City are expected to step up their search for top talent once again over the summer.

Robinho is confident that the big names will come, and believes City will one day be viewed as the kind of club that every player aspires to join.

"Where do I see City in 10 years' time? A respected club, one that every player will want to play for," the Brazilian said in the Daily Star.

"Hopefully by then the club will have won many titles, such as the Premier League and Champions League.

Investment

"Our objective is to be big but we must work hard. We can be bigger by winning titles.

"The owners have been buying excellent players. I don't know anything about their business but they are showing they understand football.

"They are investing in the team, which I believe will bring good results. I think City has excellent players."

Meanwhile, Robinho's countryman, and City team-mate, Elano is hoping to put his recent troubles behind him and force his way back into the first-team fold at Eastlands.

"It's all OK. I don't want to cause a problem," he said.

"I only feel upset because I feel I'm capable of starting every game. I am working hard."