Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Robinho Needs Counselling - Pele
Robinho effectively forced his exit from Real Madrid, the forward yearned to switch capital cities and join Chelsea, but it was Los Meringues who had the final say in the matter refusing to do business with the Stamford Bridge side and accepting the £32.5million fee from Eastlands.
Madrid knew they had to cash in on Robinho as Roman Calderon is quoted by France 24 as saying: "Robinho has a morale problem more extensive than we first thought... When he talked about his situation, he cried and demanded to leave Spain.
Pele is disgusted by the behaviour of his fellow Brazilian: "Chelsea are lucky. This boy needs some serious counselling. In my view he has been badly advised," Football 365 quote him to say.
Santos President, Marcelo Teixeira added: "This is one of the most disgraceful episodes in Brazilian football... He is a player who is an idol to children... But he has not acted like one."
Jose Fernandos, Santos manager said: "We are ashamed at having produced such a player."