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Robinho: My relationship with Dunga is excellent

The pair enjoy an excellent relationship
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Robinho has insisted he holds no grudges against Brazil head coach Dunga, despite the new national team boss not originally selected the Santos forward in his initial 22-man squad.

The 30-year-old was only picked when Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk was ruled out through injury but there are now rumours the ex-Milan playmaker could captain his country against Colombia and Ecuador.

Robinho believes his relationship with Dunga won’t determine him a place in the Brazil squad but only good performance.

The Santos ace spoke to Goal.com, he said: “My relationship with Dunga is excellent, whether he is calling me up or not.

“What will determine my place in the Brazil team is what I do on the pitch, as with every player who is called.

“It’s only there that we can demonstrate that we should be here in the squad.”

Robinho enjoyed lots of success under Dunga, during the former World Cup winners first spell as national team boss between 2006 and 2010.

The 30-year-old scored 21 times under Dunga and the pair will hope they can enjoy another fruitful partnership.


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