Robinho: assault allegations didn't affect my form

Brazil striker Robinho has said that his indifferent performances since January were not caused by an accusation of sexual assault made against him. The Manchester City forward has been told that all charges have been dropped following an alleged incident in a Leeds nightclub.

But many commentators have made a link between the £32.5m signing's failure to score in 2009, before his strike against West Brom last weekend, and the assault allegation. Robinho, however, refutes these claims.

"The Leeds incident was a bad thing to happen, particularly taking into account I did nothing wrong," the Brazilian told Key 103. "I carried on with my life and playing football as though nothing had happened. That is the way it was. That is the way it had to be. My lack of goals or form had nothing to do with that."

Robinho has blown hot and cold in his first season in the Premier League, but has committed his future to Manchester City: "The Premier League is very strong, physical football and I am not a strong player," he said. "But fortunately I was able to adapt quite quickly taking into account that I was used to playing a different type of football. I hope next year I will be even better because I will know what to expect."

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