Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Robinho Sets 30 Goal Target

Manchester City summer signing Robinho has revealed that his personal goal for his first season in the Premier League is to score 30 goals, with the Brazilian International already finding the net six times since his record transfer from La Liga Champions Real Madrid.

Robinho took his tally to six in six Premier League games on Sunday, with a hat-trick against Stoke City at the Eastlands Stadium and is on course to fulfil his claim if he can maintain his form throughout the Premiership season.

The 24-year-old winger, while believing he can reach his 30 goal target insists that his main objective is for Mark Hughes’ City side to do well this season to be completely happy.

Robinho said: “My main objective is that the team does well, but my personal objective is that I achieve 30 goals.

“I'm happy, but not completely happy because I still have a lot to give and to learn. I'll be happy if we have achieved a good season at the end of this season.”

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Hughes has hailed his £32.5million signings form since his arrival from Los Merengues and believes that Robinho will only “get stronger as a consequence of playing in the Premier League”.

Hughes said: “He'll get stronger as a consequence of playing in the Premier League.

“Just by virtue of playing week in, week out he will develop exponentially.

“There will come a point where maybe his form will dip. But given the way he approaches training I can see him maintaining his standards from start to finish.”

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