Arjen Robben was ‘tickled’ at the thought of a retirement U-turn

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Retrieved 26 April 2020, 18:34 IST

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Arjen Robben is celebrating against Eintracht Frankfurt

Former Bayern Munich and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has admitted that there was a time when his decision to reverse his retirement was “tickled” by him.

Robben halted his playing career at the end of the 2018-19 season after spending a highly successful 10 years with Bayern.

During this time, he won eight Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokal crowns and the Champions League at once, playing a key role in many of those victories.

Robben has been plagued by injuries for most of his career, and despite the news of a possible return to Eredivisie – not surprisingly – when he announced his retirement in July after being released by Bayern.

And the 36-year-old has expressed the idea of ​​getting back on his feet, but that’s not really what he’s expected to make.

“In the beginning I didn’t miss football at all, but then there was a time when it was stigmatized again and I had the thought, ‘Hey, maybe I want to play something again’,” he told FC Bayern. Podcast.

“From time to time I still have this feeling about this coronavirus [situation], It’s a very strange time for everyone and if it comes again [the thought of returning to football], Now it’s now. But maybe it’s always something there. I’m just an athlete. “

In addition to a great career at the club level, Robben also played 99 times for the Netherlands.