Robben: I Do Not Regret Joining Bayern

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Arjen Robben is edging closer to another season with Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich and says joining the club was the best decision he ever made.

The retired Netherlands international started his career with Groningen, before joining PSV in 2002, he joined Chelsea in 2004 and won a brace of EPL titles, an FA Cup and two league cups.

The winger went on to join Madrid and left for Bayern Munich after two seasons in 2009, he has not looked back since and has won numerous honours.

“No, I don’t think so – but then again, yes,” Robben told Bayern Munich’s official website when asked if he thought he’d remain with the club this long. “I’m always a realist, and I know the world of football is fast-moving. It could have been different.”

However, as he recounted his journey, Robben deemed the decision to be the best one he’s made in his long footballing career.

“After my debut as a pro for Groningen I was at Eindhoven for two years. It was a big step for me in the Netherlands: to leave home at the age of 18. I went abroad when I was 20, three years at Chelsea, a big club. Then two years at Madrid.

“Then Bayern approached me and I made the decision. I was skeptical at the beginning, I didn’t know whether it was the right decision. I can now say: it was the best decision in my career.”



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