Robinho has stuck his neck out with a remarkable statement after the derby defeat. “It is not crazy to think Milan can win the Scudetto.”
The Rossoneri are lying in 11th place with just seven points from seven Serie A games and were beaten 1-0 by 10-man Inter.
“You can call me mad, but in my view it is not crazy to think Milan can win the Scudetto,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We have the team to achieve it. All it takes is two or three good games in a row and you are right back in the race.
“We deserved to beat Inter and it’s a real shame that we went straight into the break for international duty. The wait makes it burn even more.”
Robinho also stood by under-fire Coach Massimiliano Allegri, whose position is at risk going into next weekend’s clash with Lazio.
“Until the team starts winning again, the Coach will always be under pressure. If he is having problems, then so are the players, and it’s a shame he is going through a tough time. I see the Coach acting very normally, though. His approach to the squad is the same as always.”
The Brazilian striker has repeatedly been linked with a return to his old club Santos, possibly as early as January.
“I have a wonderful rapport with Santos, but I don’t know if they made an offer. I am happy at Milan and would gladly stay here for another 10 years. They make you feel like a King, so it’s easy to understand why Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva still have such affection for the club.
“Milan can also be my shop window for the Seleçao, as I want to play in the 2014 World Cup.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!