Robinho said that he is happy to have played for Brazil in the charity match against Colombia.
The game was organized to raise fund for the Chapecoense air crash. This was the first time since one year that Robinho was called back in the Brazil national team.
Robinho said that it was an honor for him to be part of such a game and that his thoughts were with the victims of the Chapecoense air crash throughout the match. He said that it was a pleasure for him to be part of the Brazilian national team again and that he will never forget the feeling associated with it.
The Brazil national coach said that the results of the game were not important for him as he was more concerned about the charity aspect of the game. However, he admitted that he used the game to try some new things on the pitch and also evaluate some players that might form part of the team in the future.
Former Manchester City and AC Milan striker signed for Atletico Mineiro in February 2016.
The 32-year old had previously been linked with a return to Brazil since his short-term contract with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande expired in February 2016.
Atletico Mineiro immediately made it publicly known that they intended to sign the Brazil international as they planned to strengthen their squad for the Copa Libertadores campaign. They faced stiff competition to sign the player with his former club, Santos also trying to lure him back for a fourth spell with the club.
Robinho was given a week by Galo to decide on whether to accept or reject the contract. He reportedly turned down an offer of R$ 600,000 per month to rejoin his former club Santos. He chose to accept the R$ 800,000 per month offered to him by Atletico Mineiro instead.
Part of Robinho’s salary has been paid by Dryworld, a Canadian brand who sponsors the club and supply sports equipment.
Club President Daniel Nepomuceno, quickly took to twitter to announce the deal confirming that Robinho had joined the club on a two – year deal.
Brazilian club Santos could once again see their star asset in the form of Robinho after their president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro revealed that the AC Milan star is looking to come back to Brazil.
The 28-year-old has been a frustrated figure at the San Siro after failing to nail down a first-team place at the Italian club. He moved to AC Milan from Manchester City on the hope of becoming the best player in the world, but that has not materialised. As a result, Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has revealed that returning to Santos is one of the agendas on his mind at the moment.
Robinho moved to Manchester City for a then British Premier league record of £ 35 million, but failed to adapt to the demands of the English game. He moved to AC Milan on a loan deal in 2010, which was later converted into a permanent deal by AC Milan.
AC Milan secured his services by paying around £ 14.5 million to Manchester City and they will be looking to recoup most of the transfer fee. The Brazilian star was one among the best players for AC Milan in the 3-1 defeat against Barcelona a few weeks ago.
AC Milan forward Robinho has said that he considers Carlos Tevez to be a great striker and someone who will be of a valuable addition to the squad. However, he does not believe that the arrival of Carlos Tevez should mean the departure of Alexandre Pato.
It has been mentioned in some quarters that AC Milan will be willing to discuss a deal with PSG over the sale of Alexandre Pato, who has suffered a number of injury problems during his time with the Italian club. The recent takeover by Carlo Ancelotti at PSG has meant that the French club are now the favourites to sign the forward, who could cost around £25 million.
However, Robinho has said that AC Milan should not be selling Alexandre Pato just because he is injury prone at the moment. He believes that with the addition of Carlos Tevez to the current squad, AC Milan will be able to compete not only on the domestic front, but also on the European front as well. AC Milan have not been in the Champions League final since the last time they won it in 2007. Robinho says that even though the quality of the Argentine striker cannot be doubted, the presence of Alexandre Pato would add some valuable strength to the side.
“I’ve played with Tevez at City. I can guarantee that he is a great player. I would advise Pato to stay here at Milan. I think that he could win the Ballon d’Or one day,” Robinho told Il Corriere dello Sport. The striker also said that he is looking to improve his finishing skills to become the best player in the world. According to him, he can become a great player with 20 to 25 goals per season and the Champions League medal.