Elano Lifts Lid On Robinho and Bellamy Row at Manchester City
Former Manchester City midfielder Elano has lifted the lid on a row that took place between renowned firebrand Craig Bellamy and Robinho during the 2009-10 season.
Speaking to Yellow and Green Football https://ygfoot.com/exclusive-elano-interview- manchester-city-santos-the-selecao-and-coaching-aspirations/, Elano said, “It was in a game between City and Middlesbrough.
“The game finished, we lost 1-0. Bellamy came into the dressing room, cursing Robinho in English.
“He was saying Robinho didn’t do what he did for the national team when he was with City, that he didn’t have the desire to play for City. He came in shouting.
“Then Glauber, Jo, Caicedo the Ecuadorian, and Geovanni came in. I understood, but stayed quiet, it wasn’t aimed at me.
“But Robinho went on with Glauber. All the other players were on our side, because it was a bad moment for everyone. But Bellamy directed at Robinho.
“On the day we told Robinho to leave it. But when we went to training the next day, Robinho went to sort things out with Bellamy in the dressing room.
“He said he shouldn’t speak to him like that, that it wasn’t cool in the middle of all the players. Bellamy went for him, looking for a fight.
“Glauber stepped in to stop it and I stepped in, to stop them fighting. Bellamy kept on saying a load of stuff, and then the English guys came as well, they were with us.
“Robinho only went over to explain that sort of attitude wasn’t good for the group. That was it. Then he writes a book and wants to sell the book so he starts to make up a load of s**t for it.
“For me, he’s problematic, he had trouble with all he teams he was at. At Liverpool he even went to beat someone with a golf club. He created problems there. He was the manager’s player, Mark Hughes took him there.”