September 05, 2008
Fernando Alonso defends Robinho
The top Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, a Real Madrid supporter, has defended the Brazilian superstar for his actions in wanting to leave this summer.He becomes the second famous person to spring to Robinho's defence after Roberto Carlos spoke out earlier against the "disrespect" that Madrid showed to one of their star players.When Alonso was asked today whether he thought Robinho was a "mercenary" he said: "I don't use that word. He wanted to leave Madrid, so in the end he left Madrid.""I think that Madrid also came out as winners, though, because any player who doesn't want to be there could be detrimental to the squad."Plus, the amount paid for Robinho wasn't bad at all."Alonso himself has driven for three different teams in the last three years, so he knos what he is talking about!