Thursday February 23 2012
Robinho’s 10-year Milan pledge

Robinho has committed his long-term future to Milan despite his mixed performances so far this season.

The striker is contracted to the Diavolo until 2014, but he has his eyes on a much longer stay at Milanello.

“I’m really happy at Milan,” the 28-year-old told La Stampa. “If it was up to me then I would remain here for another 10 years…”

Robinho joined the club from Manchester City in 2010 after a loan spell in Brazil with Santos.

He scored 14 goals in 34 Serie A games during his first season, but has grabbed just four in 19 appearances this time around.

Nevertheless, he has found some form of late and is expected to start in Saturday’s Scudetto showdown against Juventus.

“If we play like Milan then we can’t be stopped,” continued the South American. “The Juve game will be decisive, more from a psychological point of view rather than for the League table.”

Robinho, should Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s ban be confirmed, could be partnered by Alexandre Pato in attack – another Brazilian who has had his form and injury problems this term.

“He’s a phenomenon,” Robinho added. “There are periods when things go badly, it happened to me too. However, boss Massimiliano Allegri showed me some faith and I was able to improve.”

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