Robinho frustated after Salary not paid by his Club

Robinho, as some other Santos Footballers, is frustrated that his salary is not being paid by the club on a regular basis.

Robinho is the most expensive player that Santos has got right now. He is not a permanent part of the club though. He’s there on loan.

Santos has faced quite a few economic issues in the recent months. They have not been able to find a sponsor for the jersey of the senior team in the ongoing season. The empty stands during the matches have not helped them either.

Quite a few Peixe players have complained about their salaries remaining unpaid and a couple have even taken legal action against their employers.

Robinho brought back by Santos to motivate Young Players

Santos brought back their sensation Robinho back from European football and this seems to have had a positive effect on the young players at the club.

The Brazilian outfit have one of the best academies in this region.Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol is seen as the club’s best young talent and he says that it is a pleasure to play alongside Robinho once again. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward is held in high regard in these parts. Even though his career has not exactly panned the way as he would have hoped in the last few years, Robinho is the Brazil international who is valued highly.

Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol says that playing along with the striker has helped him learn a number of new things in the game. He is also happy that Robinho is extremely down-to-earth despite being a great player. Robinho is looking unlikely to stay at Santos for much longer. He may depart for the MLS with Orlando City showing an interest in him. The newlyformed MLS franchise recently snapped up Robinho’s Brazilian teammate Kaka, who is now the league’s highest earning player. Robinho could soon be playing alongside him in Miami, but the likes ofGabigol have not given up hope.

“I’ve never imagined that we could once play together. That is a dream coming true. He’s a very nice person, so playing with him is a real pleasure for me. I learn a lot from Robinho.He’s a good teacher and show me that I can try to improve myself every day. He works even when he’s on vacation. He’s a real idol to the young players here. I hope he will stay with us for a long time so we can keep learning a lot from him,” said Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol in an interview.

Robinho Future In Doubt

Robinho, the story of the player that could never live up to the expectations that was born some years ago when the Brazilian signed his first professional contract with Santos in 2002 and his consistent series of performances lured the attention of Real Madrid as they signed him for €24 million at the age of 21.

From there on out everything was a downhill spiral as the Brazilian player didn’t live up to what fans and managers of the club where he was performing in was expecting for a player that Pele once considered being as his successor.

Robinho is currently playing for his childhood club Santos FC on a one year long loan deal and after that contract expires he will be return to Ac.Milan.

Questions begin to emerge concerning the return of Robinho to the Italian side Ac.Milan as he does is not in the near future plans of the ongoing manager Filippo Inzaghi. Inzaghi is starting to build a new Ac.Milan and Robinho plays no part in it.

Even the agent of Robinho, Marisa Ramos remains uncertain about the future of her client when his current deal with Santos reaches its end, it’s like no one is sure about what is going to happen to the player that dazzled the world during the early stages of his career but came crashing down from there on out.

Earlier in the month of August, the representative of Robinho spoke about the current situation that the Brazilian is going through as she went on and said: “It is still too early to talk about Robinho, but technically it is correct that he could return to Milan. Were his loan not to be extended by Santos then he would return to the Rossoneri in 12 months’ time.”

The new coach of Brazil, Dunga recently called up Robinho and placed him into the Brazilian squad that played against Colombia in a friendly match but that was the only appearance that Robinho has made since November 19 as he fallen behind the pecking order of his country with other players being chosen ahead of him on a usual basis.

Rui Costa Expects Markovic To Become Major Player

Benfica’s sporting director Rui Costa says that he expects Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic to become a major player in the Premier league. Liverpool recently spent £ 20 million in getting the Serbian international from Benfica. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football, but clubs have been sceptical about taking him on board due to his injury record in recent seasons. Ahead of the transfer, manager Brendan Rodgers raised the benchmark by saying that Markovic is one of the three players – along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – to have taken him by storm.

Markovic will be coming into a Liverpool team that has just lost Luis Suarez. Hence, the winger is expected to supply ammunition only for the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Ricki Lambert. Markovic recently made his debut for the team against Olympiakos in a friendly match. After having been a star for the Portuguese national team and Fiorentina, Costa knows what it takes to be a success in football. He says that Markovic has all the ingredients to be a star in the future. After finishing second in the Premier League last season, Liverpool have spent close to £ 100 million in improving the squad.

Markovic is expected to be included in the first-team straightaway. “What I will remember most about the transfer is how thankful and emotional he was when we told him Liverpool had met his release clause and that was going to allow him to sign for Liverpool. I believe he will never forget the time he spent with us at Benfica. Markovic is a huge talent and I believe his speed and skills can make a difference in the Premier League. He is not a physical player but he has the ability and the flexibility to escape defenders easily,” said Costa.

Robinho Optimistic About Brazilian Squad Placement

Despite not having the greatest of seasons, Robinho is optimistic about getting selected in the Brazilian squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

The AC Milan striker has found the back of the net only on 4 occasions for his club in the season so far, but, he believes that his experience and his past performances would help him in securing a place in the national team.

Robinho’s mediocre form has affected Milan’s overall performance too as the Rossoneri find themselves outside the top 10 in the Serie A points table at the moment.

Talking to a Radio Network yesterday, Robinho said, “Whenever I have got the opportunity to represent my national side, I have tried to do my best and I have been fairly successful. So, hopefully, I would be able to break into that (World Cup) squad.”

Robinho is, however, not the only experienced Brazilian player who is hoping to get into the World Cup team somehow. Alexandro Pato is another one who is very keen to do that.

Although Pato is only 24 years of age but, he has been playing for Brazil since the last 6 years now. So, he has got a lot of exposure at the international level and can be termed “experienced”.

Pato who is a Corinthians player is playing for Sao Paulo on loan this season. He has featured for them in only a couple of games and has already stuck once. If he keeps up this kind of form in the upcoming matches, he has a good chance of being selected in the Brazilian squad and the young forward knows that pretty well.

Speaking to the press, Pato said, “Yes, as any other player, I also want to be picked for the world cup, but, I am aware that I would have to play well for that to happen.”

Robinho to miss Atletico Madrid match

Robinho would reportedly miss out on the upcoming Champions League Atletico Madrid match given injury issues. The match falls on the 16 Round of the championship and is very critical for Robinho’s esteemed Italian club AC Milan.

The club has already confirmed about Robinho’s non-availability for the match.

“Robinho is down with a bad muscular wound in left thigh. The forward would be going for further tests in the coming week”, stated the AC Milan announcement.

Robinho’s injuries are pretty serious at the moment and the Brazilian international would be missing out on Milan’s very crucial Series A game against Bologna as well which is scheduled for mid-February. If he is not ready by the end of the month, Robinho won’t be able to participate in the Sampodria event dated for February 23.

It seems that the forward’s fate is dependent on the test results. If the tests exhibit grave injury issues, Robinho is most likely be unavailable for Milan’s high profile game against Juventus which is scheduled for early March.

The player is serious passing through a bad phase in his career and it’s unfortunate time for his club as well since Robinho is undoubtedly one of the best strikers & his presence would be much missed.

The forward has been a regular feature for Rossoneri this session, with eighteen appearances in domestic division. The Brazilian scored 3 goals & offered 5 assists this time.

He has even netted in the European competition once this year yet won’t be able to inspire his squad during their Atletico match.

Clarence Seedorf might view the Brazilian’s injury as right timing to attempt for some tactical alteration. Kaka might be the most possible choice to fill up the void created by his famous countryman.

LAST ITALIANS

Ac.Milan somehow managed to slip into the last 16 remaining teams of the Champions League which comes as a surprise considering that Juventus was eliminated as well as Napoli. The team of Allegri is the only Italian side that managed to qualify.

Mario Balotelli expressed his disappointment after finding out that his team is the only representation of Italy in the Champions League.

“After the dismissal we had to play on the defensive. I would’ve liked to score, but the important thing was not to concede. Other Italian teams could’ve joined us in the knockouts and I’m disappointed they didn’t, but at the same time I am happy for Milan.

“Do I have any preferences for the next round? None, as either way we’ll be facing one of the group winners.” Balotelli said.

The Champions League draw has been concluded and now Ac.Milan has to go head to head with Athletico Madrid. The Spanish side finished their group being undefeated and collecting 16 points meanwhile Ac.Milan had to struggle in their last match just to survive and advance.

Ac.Milan will have Keisuke Honda and Adil Rami arriving as fresh signings for the 2014 as they are hoping to give the Italian team a much needed boost in midfield and in defence. The Japanese midfielder is ineligible to compete in Europe this season but his arrival to the team will surely give the rest of the squad a morale boost.

Japan boss and former Ac. Milan coach Alberto Zaccheroni is expecting great things when Honda arrives to Serie A.

Speaking to Radio Anch’Io Lo Sport, Zaccheroni said: “I’m convinced that he is a player who will be admired. He is physically strong, has excellent technique and great personality.

“I was in charge of Milan for three years and I know how much a player’s character is important in such a setup.”

BRAZIL EXPECTS

Robinho, at only 15 years of age was picked out by Pele as his immediate heir to the throne unfortunately for him things have not gone the way expected it to.

His impressive performances with Santos attracted the attention of clubs all around the world as he moved from Real Madrid to Manchester City and after failing to live up to the expectations he would later sign for the Italian giants Ac.Milan.

Due to the injury of Shaarawy, he is now being regularly being chosen into the starting XI lineup of the head coach Massimiliano Allegri but even though he has not made any real impact or significant difference with the team, Scolari recently said Robinho will be playing with Brazil for their upcoming international friendly matches and depending on the result, it will decide if the Ac.Milan player gets a spot for the 2014 World Cup.

The 31-year-old has not played for his country since a friendly with Japan in October of 2012 and he was chosen after Diego Costa made his decision to represent Spain and not Brazil.

“Robinho has participated in two World Cups. His quality, technique and his joy can be useful,” he added. “It was time to call him up to see if he can be important in the World Cup.”

Scolari also spoke about Kaka and his decision to make a return to Ac.Milan.

“I was happy with Kaka’s decision to sign with the team that gave him the chance to be at his best once more,” he told reporters. “I’m watching all Milan fixtures. He can certainly have a good opportunity in the future.”

With 31 years of age he is not the same explosive and energetic youngster he used to be in Santos so this might be his last opportunity to play for Brazil in a World Cup.

ROBINHO EXTENDS CONTRACT

AC Milan striker Robinho recently extended his contract with the Italian club, thus putting an end to all the speculation surrounding his future. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to his home country with the likes of Santos and São Paulo interested in signing him on a permanent basis. He has already been on loan deal with his former club Santos on 2010, but this time it has been rumoured that he was looking for a permanent move. However, Santos were unable to sign him due to the excessive transfer fees and wage demands involved in the transfer.

This prompted the striker to sign a new contract with AC Milan that would see his stay at the San Siro be confirmed until the summer of 2016. Milan recently managed a 2-1 win over Valencia in the pre-season friendly match. Speaking after the match, the 29-year-old has said that he is keen to show Milan that he deserved a new contract. Robinho will be one of the main strikers at Milan this season. The arrival of Mario Balotelli may have shifted some of the attention towards the Italian international, but Robinho still remains an integral part of the team.

The former Manchester City man scored in the first half against Valencia to demonstrate this aspect.

“I hope this will be the both AC Milan’s year and mine. I am happy to know that the club wanted to renew my contract. This becomes important year for me. I had already said that Milan has a team in which I want to play for the next 10 years. Playing against Valencia is difficult, the stadium is beautiful, the people are very charged. With the Milan shirt on you always want to win and although this is a warm-up tournament, the goal is always to win when you wear this shirt,” said Robinho.

WANTS TO STAY

AC Milan striker Robinho has said that he does not want to leave the club despite rumours persisting about an impending return to his homeland Brazil. Robinho has been consistently linked with a return to his former club Santos in recent months. He came extremely close to leaving in January, but Milan refused to sell him especially because they sold Alexandre Pato only a few weeks back. Robinho has ended up staying at the San Siro and he has been an influential figure for the club in recent weeks. Now, he has said that he wants to sign a contract with the club.

Robinho’s deal with AC Milan runs out at the end of the 2014 season, and there has been speculation that he may be sold in the summer as the club would rather get a reduced transfer fee then lose him for nothing. The 29-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Italian club this season, but he has been a major disappointment as he has scored just two goals. The arrival of Mario Balotelli and presence of players like Pazzini is threatening to make Robinho a regular substitute. However, he is happy with the amount of gametime he has been receiving in the last few months.

“I would like to sign a contract extension. I want to end the season on a high and will give my utmost in the remaining games. After that, we’ll talk about a renewal. I have a lot of respect for the coach and my teammates, but if it was up to me, I’d already be back on the pitch by now. El Shaarawy has exploded on the scene and there’s also Balotelli, Niang, Bojan and Pazzini. The second reason [for not playing] is that I’ve had some injury problems,” said Brazilian star Robinho.