Robinho has revealed that he will support Manchester City over Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Robinho spent three years at Madrid between 2005 and 2008, scoring 35 goals in 135 appearances and winning two La Liga titles, but the end of his stay was marred by accusations Los Blancos were trying to use him as a pawn in signing then-Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Brazilian forward ultimately joined City for €42.5m on the final day of the 2008 summer transfer window, in the wake of the Premier League club’s Arab takeover, and he claims to owe them for their “big investment”.
“It’s a difficult question, but I’m supporting Manchester City [over Madrid in the CL],” he told ESPN.
“[City] are a team who made a big investment for me, and they’ve yet to win this trophy.
“[On leaving Madrid, Fabio] Capello wasn’t good for Brazilians.
Robinho’s agent was quoted as saying the 32-year-old “is better than or equal to Cristiano Ronaldo” at the time of his departure to City.