Craig Bellamy vows to remain at Cardiff

Friday 06 May 2011 13:23
Bellamy is on loan from Man City
Bellamy is on loan from Man City

Craig Bellamy has today insisted he will remain with hometown club Cardiff for as long as it takes for them to realise their dream of playing Barclays Premier League football.

The Wales international striker is currently on a season-long loan from Manchester City but has been unable to guide the Bluebirds to a top-two finish, with the play-offs now representing their only chance of promotion this season barring a potential hefty points deduction for table-topping QPR.

But Bellamy has revealed he wants to stay with Cardiff next season - even if they are still in the npower Championship.

The 31-year-old's wishes may have been made clear but, ultimately, his future lies very much in the hands of parent club City and manager Roberto Mancini, who may want to cash in on his forward's services in order to land targets of his own.

Yet Bellamy, quoted on WalesOnline, has said: "If it (promotion) is a missed opportunity this year, I will definitely be here next year, definitely.

"I want this club to get into the Premier League and even if it finishes my career doing so, I'll make sure that happens.

"I've made too many promises to myself, my kids, my friends and people around me that if I don't it'll be a massive disappointment for me, but I'll be here next year trying to do the same."

Bellamy continued: "I'm here for the year and Manchester City have been great, they know my situation and they know I only want to play for Manchester City in the Premier League, I don't want to play for anyone else.

"I hear stories about other clubs, why would I choose them now when I could have chosen them last year?

"My stance is clear on this. If I can't play for Manchester City in the Premier League, I won't play for anyone else in the Premier League. I'm adamant on that.

"They own me, they're my club. If I can't play for them, I won't play for anyone else apart from Cardiff City."

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