Arjen Robben can barely put it into words how it was in its last home game for Bayern Munich to score and the championship title to secure. The afzwaaiende attacker wore Saturday with a hit to the crucial 5-1 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 35-year-old Robben missed a large part of this season by injuries and it was after the winter break, even the question of whether he would have been in action in his last season at Bayern. He made early this month to demand his comeback and was also fit enough to serve as a substitute to participate in the championship swim meet.
“There are now a lot of emotions through my body that I’m not with words can describe”, said Robben after the kampioensduel in the Allianz Arena. “That is something you must feel. It was very important to me that I this match could play.”
“I had to chose a hefty tap handle when I heard that I would not start. That was pretty emotional, but there had to be a button to. I was hoping to get there as soon as possible to come and have one more to enjoy in this stadium. It also had not much longer to last,” joked Robben at FOX Sports.
The Groninger, who, after 67 minutes, the field came in for Serge Gnabry, listened to his last home game for Bayern by ten minutes after subbing the 5-1. The fourth hit the home side came in the name of Franck Ribéry, who, like Robben his last home game for Bayern played.
Ribéry and Robben were waved off by the Bayern fans. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Robben ends up on 99 competitietreffers
By that goal against Frankfurt ends Robben his time at Bayern with 99 competitiegoals. The 96-fold international was in the final stage, still close to his hundredth Bundesliga-hit, but he knew goalkeeper Kevin Trapp not for the second time to pass.
“That will I still have to listen at home,” said Robben, who his last home game don’t let to ruin by the failure of the milestone. “Statistics are nice. One hundred goals also, but I find this a nice happy end.”
The 5-1-victory over Frankfurt was Bayern more than enough to make for the seventh year in a row to become a champion in Germany. ‘Der Rekordmeister’ ends the season with two points ahead of Dortmund, that Saturday, with a 0-2 won at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The players of Bayern celebrate. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Robben keeps all options open
Robben may be imposing period at Bayern with even a price to exit. The team of trainer Niko Kovac plays on Saturday, may 25, the final of the DFB-Pokal against RB Leipzig.
Meanwhile, it is still not known where Robben, the German cup four times, won with Bayern, his career is going to continue. The former player of FC Groningen, PSV, Chelsea and Real Madrid still wants nothing to exclude.
“The options are all there: from far away, to closer, to the shoes on the willows hang,” says Robben. “I’m not there yet, but I still have a lot of fun in football. I felt very comfortable in the field. As the muscles and the joints allow it, I can still get a nice ball kicks.”
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