Arjen Robben has described his goal in yesterday’s win over Koln as a reward for his returning to the squad after a long time on the sidelines due to injury.
Robben was surprisingly named in the lineup of the squad that beat Koln 4-0, he opened the scoring that led to Bayern’s straight Bundesliga win.
Even though Robben has been sidelined with a thigh injury for as much as two months, the Dutch winger felt he settled well into the squad.
“You always have to wait and see. I was very happy to be back on the pitch,” Robben said.
“I think I was surprisingly good right from the start, but I have been training well and I felt good. To score the first goal was a nice reward for the hard work I’ve put in. When you win 4-0, the day is even better.”
“Only being able to watch is the hardest thing for any footballer,” he said.
“You have to try and put all your positive energy into your recovery. I put everything in and worked very hard. Credit to everyone who supported me. I did it. I’m back.”