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Robinho plays down training bust-up

May 16, 2013
By ESPN staff

AC Milan striker Robinho has moved quickly to play down a training ground spat he had with coach Massimiliano Allegri on Wednesday.

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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazil forward reacted angrily to criticism from Allegri and began arguing with the Rossoneri boss.

The dispute raised further questions over Robinho's future at Milan, with the 29-year-old attracted interest from clubs in his home country, including Santos and Flamengo.

Robinho turned to Twitter to allay fears of a strained relationship between he and Allegri, despite being sent home from the session early.

"It happens sometimes in training that you have a problem," he tweeted. "We are men, but it's all ok now. Forza Milan."