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Arjen Robben: What’s next?

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The Dutchman sets his sights on the future of his career or even after his career.

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With his contract expiring in June, Arjen Robben is contemplating his future in football and at Bayern Munich. In a piece published by Abendzeitung, Robben acknowledges he is thinking about what he’ll do in the future, stating that “I haven’t made my decision yet.” He further supplements this by questioning the possibly of retirement from the sport he loves. The ageing wonder is thinking in great detail about his future, stating:

I think that’s the hardest thing: when you reach an age where you know the end is coming closer. It’s always, always hard to make the right decision.

Furthermore, Robben believes that you have to just wait and see “what your feeling is, what your gut tells you, how your body feels - you take all that and then make your decision at that moment.” Whatever the outcome, the Dutchman will be sure the make the choice that suits him the most.

There is a sense of uncertainly surrounding Robben, since Bayern have stated they will begin contract talks both him and Franck Ribery in April. Will Robben stay or will he go? In his professional manner, the Dutchman said he’s focusing on the present despite not knowing his Bayern future:

That’s business in football. In the end, everything is possible. My focus now has to be on the month of April, on the games, on the Champions League, the DFB-Pokal semifinal and the German championship. That has to be on my mind and not ‘what am I doing next season?’

Robben’s grit and determination has seen the Dutchman return to training this week. The Dutchman had been sideline due to a trapped nerve.

With the spectacle of Der Klassiker heating up, Robben will be hoping that he can contribute more in the form of goals and assists. Limited to four goals and eight assists in 18 games for Bayern Munich, the ageing winger will look to seize on any opportunity that comes his way.