Robinho confident 4-man attacking system will work

BY foxsports • September 9, 2010

New AC Milan signing Robinho isn't worried about finding a spot in the team's lineup, saying the club is capable of accommodating a four-man attack.

Robinho joined Milan for ?15 million ($19 million) from Manchester City just before the transfer deadline closed. But since then, questions have been raised as to how he will fit into an attacking lineup that contains Alexandre Pato, Ronaldinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

''We can play whichever formation we want,'' Robinho said. ''If I have to drop back to allow Ibra (Ibrahimovic) to score, then so be it. It doesn't matter who scores, what is important is that Milan scores.''

The 26-year-old Robinho joined Manchester City in 2008, but failed to settle in northwest England. Halfway through last season he joined Santos on loan in his native Brazil to ensure his place in the 2010 World Cup squad and made no secret of his desire to leave Eastlands Stadium.

''In the summer I had contact with a number of clubs, but nothing concrete,'' he said. ''I've always wanted to play at Milan as it is one of the biggest teams in Europe and all the Brazilians who have played there have great things to say.''

Ibrahimovic also joined Milan on transfer deadline day. The Swede signed a one-year contract on loan from Barcelona, with the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Before his one year spell at Camp Nou, the Swede was with Juventus for four years and Inter Milan for three.

''After four years finally I am here with Milan,'' Ibrahimovic said. ''This is the best shirt I will ever play in. As far as I am concerned Milan is stronger than Inter, because mine and Robinho's arrival has made the team complete and we are the favorites for the league and Champions League.

''I've already won many championships, but I return to Italy with the hunger to win more than in the past,'' he said. ''More than against Barcelona I want to score against Inter.''

Both players are set to make their Milan debuts away to Cesena on Saturday, before the club's Champions League opener on Wednesday at home against Auxerre.

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