Robinho ready for new role

ROBINHO is willing to change the way he plays to help Brazil gain more creativity in midfield at the World Cup.

ROBINHO is willing to change the way he plays to help Brazil gain more creativity in midfield at the World Cup.

Kaká is not at his best after a season plagued by injuries, and his lackluster performance in the opening 2-1 win over North Korea may give Robinho the responsibility to lead Brazil in the team's second Group G match against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

Robinho moved into Kaká's midfield position when the Real Madrid playmaker was substituted in the 78th minute of the opener, and he may have to do the same against Ivory Coast if Kaká is not fit to play the entire match again.

"There is no problem if Dunga wants me to play that way," Robinho said. "We have several players who can substitute Kaká if needed, but I've played like that before so it would be fine for me."

Kaká is the man responsible for commanding the midfield and creating scoring opportunities for the strikers.

With him struggling, Brazil had difficulties getting past the solid North Korea defence. Robinho was Brazil's most dangerous player. - Sapa-AP

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