"Robinho was excellent," he said. "I was pleased with his overall performance.
"He showed in glimpses what he can produce and he also has an excellent work ethic, which a lot of people don't realise.
"It was difficult because he has just come off a flight from Brazil and he has played a lot of football.
"But I felt it was important he was exposed to what the Premier League is about. He will be better for it."