Speaking ahead of this Saturday’s encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City, Blues keeper, Petr Cech, says his teammates are determined to show Robinho he made a mistake in opting to join City.
City beat Chelsea to Robinho’s signature on transfer deadline day in a shock British transfer record swoop.
Robinho had been hoping to secure a move to Chelsea from Real Madrid before City’s late intervention and Cech says he and his team-mates will show the Brazilian he was wrong in his choice.
“In the morning he says he loves Chelsea and he wants to be part of Chelsea and a few hours later he signs for another club,” Cech told Sky Sports News.
“It was his decision. He needs to play well for Manchester City and we want to show him on Saturday he made a decision that is not perfect for him really.”
Cech believes Robinho could be a success in the Premier League.
“He is a great player and the sort of player who can entertain people so for the Premier League maybe he is good, but we will see how he is going to cope with the pressure now,” added Cech.
Cech also spoke of his disappointment at seeing team-mate Michael Essien ruled out of action for a lengthy period.
Essien is expected to be missing for several months after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury on international duty with Ghana.
“It is a blow because he has been a great player for us since he came, but we have a large squad and we need to cope with that,” noted Cech.
“I wish him a speedy recovery because we will all need him.”