"This is a new team and a new start for England and the best thing the fans can do to support the team is be patient," said Robinson, who is currently working alongside Gareth Edwards, Gavin Hastings and Brian O'Driscoll for the Lions' principle sponsor, HSBC.
"The team needs experience of playing the big opposition and they need continuity, which takes time.
"There will be great expectation on Martin Johnson from the England fans. Every single time that England take to the pitch, the fans expect a win - and rightly so. Martin knew the challenge ahead and the schedule of matches before he took on the job, but fans do need to be patient."
World Cup-winning captain Johnson has selected four new caps for Saturday's clash with the Pacific Islanders and Robinson is looking forward to seeing how they perform at Test level.
"Martin knows that it is all about picking players who are in form, not about past experience," said Robinson, who played five Tests for the Lions against the Wallabies and the All Blacks, as well as representing Great Britain at Rugby League on 12 occasions.
"I look forward to seeing both Delon Armitage and Ugo Monye making their debuts and both are very exciting young players. I hope that there are a few more debuts over the coming weeks, but at the same time it's a real baptism of fire for any new caps.
"I was disappointed that Nick Abendanon is injured as he has been in fantastic form this season. It will be so frustrating for him but he will hopefully get another chance.
"Hopefully we will see players emerge over the coming weeks and cope well with the pressure that comes from pulling on the famous red rose. There is a lot of pressure on the players. They may be performing week in and out for their premiership clubs but this is a completely different level and not all players make that step up successfully."
England start their four-match autumn series against the Pacific Islanders at Twickenham, before taking on Australia, South Africa and New Zealand on successive Saturdays.
"I'm very excited about the forthcoming series. Just look at the schedule of games coming up - it's fantastic," added Robinson.
"Everyone is expecting the Pacific Islanders to be the weaker opposition but they will still be extremely physical and a tough team to start against. You just have to look at how strong the likes of Fiji and Tonga were in the World Cup this time last year.
"Having played autumn internationals before, I know they are both physically and mentally demanding. Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have such fantastic players and it's a mouth-watering prospect to see the three teams in action in successive weeks.
"The challenge for my old team mate Martin Johnson is huge. He will want to lay a platform for the team and he knows that they need to put in a good performance. And the schedule doesn't come much bigger than this."
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