Arjen Robben has had a tough battle with injuries of late, but the latest Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich clinched a special mark for the Dutchman.
It is nearly impossible to surpass Johan Cruyff, but Arjen Robben has achieved it in terms of domestic championship titles. When FCB’s number 10 sealed the title with Bayern on Matchday 29 he wrapped up his 11th domestic championship title. Robben is now ahead of Cruyff, who hoisted 10 trophies. Robben is pleased he has surpassed the three-time European Footballer of the Year: “Usually I’m not a fan of statistics, but Johan Cruyff is rightly considered the greatest footballer in Dutch history. If you surpass him in terms of titles it’s something very special; I’m really proud of it.”
Some welcome news for Jerome Boateng:
MOOD— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) May 11, 2018
Back in running training pic.twitter.com/cjI13a8r43
Boateng is thrilled to be back on his feet for the first time since he suffered an adductor injury on April 25 in the Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid. He can be seen jogging alongside rehabilitation coach Thomas Wilhelmi a few times around the training ground.
Jupp Heynckes stated, “Jerome ran for 20 minutes today. He will be fit for the World Cup.”
In his last Bundesliga press conference, Jupp Heynckes gave an update on Kingsley Coman and Manuel Neuer.
#Heynckes: "Kingsley #Coman is making huge progress. Things are also looking good for @Manuel_Neuer. He was in goal during attacking drills yesterday and is doing everything in training that a modern goalkeeper needs to be able to do." #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/y8w58dFZde— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 11, 2018
Heynckes also touched on the celebration methods and what we hopes to avoid tomorrow.
Well, I also personally prefer to drink my Weißbier rather than shower in it.
As Juan Bernat’s time in Munich appears to be coming to a close, Bayern is looking at potential replacement. Enter Kenedy, who has been on loan from Chelsea to Newcastle United. Kicker retells his history with Chelsea with a notable bite:
Kenedy could be described as a typical Chelsea transfer: acquired from Fluminense at the age of 19 in 2015 for €8 million; loaned out (to Watford) the first time after a few short appearances, then the next attempt to break through at Stamford Bridge, given up and loaned a second time—and now potentially about to leave the club.
Bayern have set their sights on the now 22-year-old Brazilian, who has been on loan at newly promoted Newcastle United since January, where he under Rafa Benitez he has developed into to a regular starter and helped the team escape relegation early. Chelsea are aware of Bayern's interest.
One twist is that Kenedy has not been playing left back at all for New Castle, but has instead been used in the left midfield and left wing. A transition to left back would not appear to be out of the question if the move comes to fruition.
Devastated to share the news that my injury has ended my season earlier than I had planned. However I will still be supporting the boys from off the pitch. I will continue working hard to come back. Thank you for your messages and support - can't wait to get back to my best.— Serge Gnabry (@SergeGnabry) May 11, 2018