Netherlands manager, Dick Advocaat has hailed Arjen Robben as one of the best in the game, after the veteran announced his retirement from international football.
Robben played his last game for Oranje against Sweden, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win, but it was not enough to secure a playoff position.
Netherlands needed to win by six goals to beat Sweden to the playoff. And as soon as it became clear Netherlands would miss out of Russia, the Bayern Munich man announced his retirement.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Advocaat said: “Arjen was, still is, one of the best players in the world. He’ll still do his job at club level.
“But it’s a real miss of the national team, playing without him, because he’s such a quality player. We’ll miss him, no doubts about that.”