Robinho is AC Milan's best player in terms of technique, says El Shaarawy

The promising forward has nothing but praise for the natural ability of the former Santos ace, while he admits he would welcome Kaka back to San Siro with open arms
Stephan El Shaarawy is of the opinion that Robinho is AC Milan's most technically gifted player.

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The Brazilian has received his fair share of criticism in recent years for his profligacy in front of goal, but his young team-mate offered his backing to the forward, whom he described as a "phenomenon" in the final third.

"I really like playing with Robinho. He is our best player in terms of technique," El Shaarawy told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Robinho occasionally makes some mistakes when he is in front of the goal, but he really is a phenomenon."

The promising youngster then went on to discuss the potential arrival of Kaka at the club, and claims would welcome the Real Madrid midfielder with open arms.

"I want to learn from Kaka and get to know him because I think that he’s a great person. And I of course also think that Kaka is an incredible player."

Finally, El Shaarawy paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who departed Milan for Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer.

"Ibra never wanted anyone to make mistakes and sometimes it was a bit too much. However, I knew that he did it for the greater good.

"I know that Ibra did it in order to motivate me and keep me focused. And Ibra did that with everyone, not just me."