Real Madrid forward Robinho has admitted he is unhappy at his lack of opportunities under coach Fabio Capello.
“Right now I’m not happy because I’m not playing, but I’m going to keep working to change that,” Robinho told a news conference.
“I know that he (Capello) doesn’t have confidence in my football because I’m not playing and I have to make him change his mind.”
Asked whether he would consider leaving the club at the end of the season, he replied: “I don’t know. All I know is that with Capello I’ve been on the bench and if things carry on like that I will have to see what’s best for me.”
But Robinho admitted said his situation was different from that of Brazil colleague Ronaldo who left the club in Jnauary because he no longer featured in Capello’s plans.
“Ronaldo is the best striker in the world, but he wasn’t happy because the coach didn’t want him to stay here. I’m younger, I’ve still got a lot to learn and I’ve got a future.”
Robinho was at the centre of controversy earlier this year when sporting director Predrag Mijatovic suggested that the Brazilian had arrived at a training session smelling of alcohol.
“It wasn’t true,” said Robinho. “I look after myself off the pitch …. Mijatovic hasn’t apologised to me or said anything. I don’t like what was said, but it’s in the past now.”
Robinho has been in the starting line-up for nine of Real’s 22 league games this season.