Arjen Robben has been struggling with his injury and what exactly is going on is still uncertain. At the end of November, he played his last match for Bayern Munich and has been suffering from thigh problems ever since.
Most recently, according to BILD, the Dutchman had to cancel his comeback attempts several times because he had problems with the sciatic nerve. The legend’s last season at Bayern threatens to become quite bitter.
On Tuesday, Bayern will play against Liverpool at Anfield and for Robben, it is his tenth and last knock-out phase at Bayern and he will not be on the field with his teammates. According to Kicker, he missed 13 out of 51 possible Champions League knock-out duels. The injury list of the 35-year-old goes on and on. His last Champions League appearance was in November against SL Benfica where he scored a brace. Since then, the Dutchman has been missing. What’s wrong with him?
BILD had a chance to talk to Robben on Thursday, right after he had an examination by the team doctor — Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. Mr. Wembley gives us an insight into how much the situation puts a strain on him.
It’s still not good. We are trying everything, but at the moment it is not so good. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem, that you do not know exactly what it is. It’s really difficult. It’s very, very frustrating. You know, you try everything, you do everything. But at the moment, nothing good comes out. I was twice really close, I was back with the team. But then there were setbacks again.
He will definitely miss the first leg of Liverpool clash but remains hopeful of a comeback for the home game in March.
Yes, sure. I have a lot in my mind, but that’s not the problem. The rest has to work too.
He recalled his last match for Bayern — 5:1 victory over Benfica.
Mentally it is not easy — you want to work, you feel really good. My last game was the best example. And I have the feeling that when I’m back, I’ll keep it up.
Giving up is not an option for the ambitious winger — he wants to do everything to ensure that the fans see him once again in top form.
Yes, for that I am fighting.
Robben struggled with injuries throughout his professional career and was derisively nicknamed by some as “glass man” due to his frequent injuries. Robben already announced that this will be his last season for Bayern and talked about how much he wants to enjoy his last season in Bavaria. Hopefully, this mystery injury won’t hold him sidelined for an even longer period. We know that Robben is a fighter and that he will try his best to be back at his best as soon as possible. Hopefully, he’ll make the comeback soon.