Robben: Bayern must aim for Champions League final

The Dutchman is full of ambition as the Bavarians prepare to take on Manchester City in their Group E opener

Arjen Robben has stressed that a team of Bayern Munich’s stature should always be aiming to win the Champions League.

The Bavarians were eliminated in the semi-finals in 2013-14 after winning European club football’s elite competition the year before and Robben is desperate to bring back the trophy to Munich once more this term.

“Bayern Munich should be aiming for the Champions League final again,” Robben told Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

“You always have to be careful and make sure you don’t get arrogant, but you must have that ambition with the team Bayern have.

“You simply don’t start your European campaign with the ambition to make it to the quarter-finals or perhaps a bit further.

“Of course, it’s extra special because the final is in Berlin. That stadium suits us quite well. I won three out of four DFB-Pokal finals there.

“The further you go into the competition, the closer you get to the final, but I still enjoy the games in the group stages as well. It’s something completely different with the Champions League hymn and the evening games.”

Bayern open their Champions League campaign with a home game against Manchester City on Wednesday.

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