The comeback man Robinho has said that he would be happy to wear the captain’s armband if he is asked to do so by the Brazil boss Dunga, but, he is not thinking about that at all.
Robinho was actually not in the squad that was announced by Dunga initially for the upcoming couple of friendly games against Ecuador and Colombia, but, he found a place eventually because of Hulk’s injury.
Considering his experience and his healthy relationship with Dunga, it has been rumoured that Robinho might be given the chance to lead the side on Global Tour.
The forward though denied yesterday that he was desperate to be the captain in those two games. According to him, he just wants to perform well and establish his place in the Brazilian side again. It doesn’t matter whether he is captain or not.
Talking to the reporters earlier today, the veteran Santos player said, “If I am made the skipper, that’s cool. If I am not, that’s cool too. The armband is not going to affect my game.”
“I have a great tuning with the coach and that would always remain the same. I just want to do my job on the pitch.”
Robinho was a regular in the Brazilian squad during Dunga’s previous stint as manager. However, he was at his prime at that time. He was playing for top clubs. The same can’t be said about him right now.
Robinho had played more than 50 matches for the Selecao under Dunga the last time around and to his credit; he had been successful, scoring in excess of 20 goals.
Robinho wasn’t able to make it to the World Cup squad of Brazil this year despite featuring in a couple of international matches towards the end of 2013. A few people felt that he should have been there in the final squad.