Real - Robben will be useful

Mijatovic confident Dutchman will come good

Robben: Five starts in five months

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Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has insisted it was not a mistake to sign Arjen Robben.

The Dutch winger made a big-money move to the Bernabeu last summer but has only made five starts for Real.

Robben has struggled for form and in particular fitness, with a number of niggling injuries severely restricting his impact.

However, Mijatovic maintains that time is on Robben's side and is confident he can still play a major role for the club.

"He is only 23 and he has a lot of quality," said the Real official.

"This is not something that doesn't have a solution - we need him to relax a little, because it has not been easy mentally for him.

"It is too soon to say that we have made a mistake. We need more time. Robben will be very useful."