Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has bemoaned his side’s lacklustre display in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. The Premier League’s richest club have failed to win away in 14 attempts this season, and Hughes believes the team's performance at the Emirates Stadium was far from acceptable. “I said my piece. It was not a case of nailing individual players because collectively we were poor, so it was more a case of highlighting what we have to do better,” he said. However, the former Wales manager was keen to stress that it was not just about pointing the finger at one particular player. “It’s not just Robinho. It’s easy to make any story about Man City a Robinho story," he said. “We want to make sure that we finish the season in the right manner and make sure that we can look back on the season and think that we have made progress.” Nevertheless Robinho, without a goal to his name in 2009, is struggling. He exited Saturday’s game to a chorus of 'What a waste of money' chants from an increasingly impatient band of Blues fans. And despite his side possessing an excellent home record of 10 wins this season - a statistic bettered only by city rivals Manchester United - Hughes’ future at City remains in doubt. The Blues now travel to Germany to face Hamburg for the first-leg of their UEFA Cup quarter-final on Thursday. Elimination to - former Spurs boss - Martin Jol's side will effectively end City’s season and inevitably pile the pressure on Hughes. CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter
6 April 2009
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