Robinho: I'm happy at City
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Manchester City's Brazilian forward Robinho has insisted he has no problems with manager Mark Hughes and has reaffirmed his commitment to the club.

Question marks were raised about the British record signing after he quit the club's training camp in Tenerife without permission and returned home to Santos, saying he had to deal with a family matter. There had been some reports of a clash with Hughes, but Robinho said that had not been the case.

"I have a good relationship with Mark Hughes and have always respected his decisions," he stated on his official website. "He is the boss!"

I have a good relationship with Mark Hughes and have always respected his decisions.
Robinho on Mark Hughes.

The former Real Madrid star also said he was enjoying his new life in England. "I like living in Manchester and I have made many friends at the club and at the city, since I arrived last year," he said.

"I admire the Manchester City fans, who are true lovers of football and loyal to the players. I am looking forward to delivering as many goals as possible to help our team move to the next level".

Despite his word of affection, Robinho is still facing the imposition of a hefty fine for his actions in Tenerife. Robinho says he intends leaving in the next few days and expects to face Newcastle on 28 January.