In what is now becoming customary when a player leaves City, former striker Benjani has hit out at the club, claiming some of the players are only interested in money.
When asked what it was like at City during their spending sprees, Benjani replied “it sounds great but in football, money isn’t everything.” The striker continued by claiming there is no trust at Eastlands. The striker was also asked if he felt players were interested in money than anything else, to which he replied “’yes, it seemed like that and behind the scenes, there is no trust. I prefer to play for a club where you are trusted and you trust everyone around you,” said Benjani.
The Zimbabwe striker, signed by former boss Sven Goran Eriksson, was released by Roberto Mancini during the summer, but recently signed for Blackburn and could make his debut for the Lancashire side against the blues at Eastlands on Saturday.
It follows a similar accusation by Martin Petrov, who has also claims there is mistrust within the blue camp. “The human relationships are lost and the trust is lost too. In this situation the players are going to play like millionaires in games and are not a team on the pitch.”
Petrov was released at the same time as Benjani during the summer and also stayed in Lancashire, choosing to restart his career at Bolton Wanders.
Benjani and Petrov are not the only ones to have aimed parting shots at City. No sooner had Stephen Ireland signed at Villa Park did his mouth open and we wait with bated breath for Robinho’s outburst following his move to AC Milan.
- Preview: Manchester City vs Chelsea – prediction, team news, line-ups
- Preview: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City – prediction, team news, line-ups
- Manchester City in April: Next six Premier League fixtures
- Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview – Prediction & Potential line-ups
- Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview – Prediction, how to watch & Potential line-ups