Bridge hits out at Mancini

The Italian has made it perfectly clear the full-back has no future
at the Etihad Stadium and implied earlier this week he was staying
put for the money. The 31-year-old collects a reported £90,000
weekly salary which other clubs are unwilling to match. But Bridge
has responded by claiming he has never been offered an explanation
for why he has been frozen out by Mancini. “When I was at Chelsea I
was playing for a team where Ashley Cole was the best in the world
and I still got games,” Bridge, who has only been called on once
this season, for the Carling Cup tie against Birmingham in
September, told the Daily Mail. “It won’t happen at City. There has
never been an explanation, but it’s obvious they don’t want me.
“Mancini doesn’t really speak to me, he doesn’t really speak to any
of the players. The only time I’ve known a player isolated like
this was Winston Bogarde at Chelsea. Usually you still train with
the first team, even when they want you out.” Former Holland
defender Bogarde spent four years at Stamford Bridge, making just
nine Premier League appearances in total. Bridge added: “I’ve never
caused trouble, I’m not that kind of character. “There will be days
when I’m frustrated – not depressed, but down. Training helps take
my mind off the fact that I don’t play. “If I kicked up a fuss I
might have got out easier.”