Robinho believes the decision by Brazil coach, Dunga, to play him in an attacking triumvirate alongside Ronaldinho and Luis Fabiano, was crucial to Brazil’s 3-0 victory over Chile in the South American World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.
Robinho scored while Luis Fabiano was on target twice twice to help Brazil move up to second in the South American qualifying group with 12 points, just two behind leaders Paraguay
The victory will have eased the pressure on Dunga, who has come in for severe criticism from the Brazilian press following a disappointing start to the qualifying campaign.
“It is easy to play with Ronaldinho and Luis Fabiano when we have the ball,” said Robinho.
“The problems begin when we don’t have it as we have to move back and mark. Today, we managed to balance that as well.
“We took advantage of the opportunities we created. Thankfully things always go well for me against Chile.
“We knew that we had to improve our record in this competition. Despite this victory we know that we have not played our best football in our last few matches so we have to do better, especially against our arch-rivals Argentina.”
Man of the match Luis Fabiano added: “I am happy for the group. We worked hard during the entire week because we knew how important these three points were.
“We played with our hearts and had a good game. Everybody is happy now but we have to think in our next game. However, we can beat any opponent with this spirit.”