Date:Tuesday December 8 2009
Benjani has been 'linked' with a return to Pompey more times that I have hot dinners since he left, and to be fair quite often the Zimbabwean had done little to 'quash this speculation', usually quite the opposite in actual fact.
Well, not that this will stop further 'rumour' of course, he has now told Zimbabwe's The Standard that leaving Citeh is not on the agenda for him as he wants to 'stay and fight' for his place: 'I am not going anywhere and I am going to put up a fight to ensure that I get my place.
'I still have a contract with Manchester City.
'I have had injuries. And every player goes through this phase. It will soon be over.
'I am not bothered about which club is after me because I am still a Manchester City player.'
I admire your fighting spirit Benji, but lets be honest, who is the guy kidding? Does he REALLY think that he will be able to get in, and stay in regularly, ahead of the likes of Adebayor, Santa Cruz, Tevez, Robinho or even Bellamy?
Nope, I did not think so...
For the sake of his career, and at what 31, he is no 'spring chicken', so why waste his career - although picking up the kind of money that he could do at Citeh 'might' be appealing, although I never had Benji pegged as that type of player.
As it is, as much as I love the guy, I WOULD NOT want him back at Pompey, even if we could sign him, as I really do not see what he would bring to the table that we do not already have?
Whilst we might not have a forward with as much fight as he does, and maybe not all, if any, work as hard as he would, our main thing that is lacking is our inability to find the back of the net - and lets be honest he is not the answer to this problem is he...The injuries are also mounting up for him as well, so would he even stay fit?
I do hope that he does move on in January, despite these 'claims', and I hope it will be to a club that appreciates him and will use him to his strengths...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Tuesday December 8 2009
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