Bellamy names Robinho as most disappointing City teammate

Matt Stead

Craig Bellamy says that Robinho was his most disappointing teammate at Manchester City.

Bellamy joined City in January 2009, and spent just a few months in the same side as Robinho, who left the following January.

Robinho became City’s club-record signing in summer 2008 after moving from Real Madrid, but left after scoring a disappointing 16 goals in 53 games.

Bellamy, who boasted a similar record of 15 goals in 51 games, spoke fondly of the Brazilian, but says he “let me down”.

“The one player – and I quite liked him as a person at times – was Robinho, with all the ability he had, which was astonishing at times,” he told The Debate on Sky Sports.

“He just let me down. I just felt he was such a top player, but, the feeling I had was he was too big for Man Cty at that time – and us players who were with him were lucky to be with him.

“That was a real disappointment for me.”