Robben desperate to end final curse

The winger has lost a number of big games in the past few seasons, but is confident that things will end better for him this time around

By Guus Hetterscheid

Arjen Robben is desperate to guide Bayern Munich to victory in the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund and end his final hoodoo.

The Netherlands international tasted defeat in the final of Europe’s elite competition in both 2010 and 2012, as well as losing in a World Cup and DFB-Pokal final.

Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is optimistic about ending his curse against BVB on Saturday.

“Things will have to come good for me at some point in a big final… I have a good feeling about this one,” Robben told Goal.

“We have to keep up our good form. We are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to England and I am really looking forward to the game.

“Everybody realises that this is our chance to win the treble. We will have to win ‘the cup with the big ears’ first, though.

“Our win over Monchengladbach at the weekend counts for nothing and Dortmund’s loss against Hoffenheim does not say anything either. Finals are always special games, different to any other match.”

Saturday’s encounter at Wembley kicks off at 20:45CET.

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