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Ex-Man City man's agent not concerned by booing

AC Milan attacker Robinho's representative claims that the Brazilian isn't worried by being jeered by the Rossoneri fans.

Robinho isn't flavour of the month with the AC Milan faithful but the player's agent has moved to downplay the significance of recent whistling and booing.

The Brazilian joined Milan in 2010 from Manchester City after a loan spell in his homeland with Santos and has now made over 100 appearances for the club.

Roughly a goal every four games hasn't been enough to appease the Milan fans and recent performances haven't met with their approval.

During Milan's 1-1 draw with Torino last weekend, Robinho was booed and whistled with almost every touch of the ball.

But the player's agent Marisa Ramos maintains that the crowd's reaction isn't anything to worry about.

"I think it's normal that fans whistle if they aren't witnessing a performance of the highest level - it's a cultural thing in various places," she told MilanNews.it.

"Is there hostility towards Robinho? I would interpret the discontent as expectations from a very talented player - it's normal that they would expect a lot from Robinho.

"Robinho has always been treated very well in Milan and has done important things there. We all know how valuable he is.

"He's having a tough time and fans always want 100 percent. Will he return to Brazil? No, he's a professional and he knows he has to play better. He has a contract will Milan and wants to repay them."

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