Robinho seeks perfection

Robinho warned that he is
determined to keep on scoring for Brazil as they head for their quarter-final
showdown with Holland on Friday.

The Manchester City star, on loan
to Santos in his home country after a troubled spell in the Premier League,
broke his World Cup duck on Monday with Brazil’s third goal as they swept aside
Chile 3-0.

Robinho summoned up the magic that
seemed to desert him at Eastlands as he curled in a shot from the edge of the
box. He said: “I’m happy for the goal, but I think I could have played better,
I know I have to play better against Holland.”

Robinho was key for Brazil against
Chile, involved in the attack that gave his side their second goal through
striker Luis Fabiano in the 38th minute, and then scoring himself just before
the hour.

That display won him the man of the
match award, and he said: “After that first goal, it usually gets easier to
score more.”

Perfectionist Robinho, 26, also
said he was not totally satisfied with how Brazil played against the Chileans,
even though it was the team’s best performance of the tournament. “We cannot be
completely happy, we always need to try to improve.”

It was Robinho’s seventh in
Brazil’s last six matches against Chile, and his eighth overall against their
South American rivals, allowing him to join Pele as the Brazilian with the most
goals against the Chileans.

But Robinho said: “You can’t
compare anyone with Pele. I’m just happy that I get lucky every time I play
against Chile.”