Robben: I'm not the best in the world

The Netherlands international has laughed off the suggestion that he is better than Barcelona ace Lionel Messi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo


Bayern Munich attacker Arjen Robben has remained humble in the wake of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s comments that he is the best outfield player in the world.

The Netherlands international impressed in Saturday’s 4-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg, scoring twice to take his tally for 2014-15 to 10 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

Nevertheless, Robben feels it might be pushing it a bit to claim he is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“Did Rummenigge say I’m the best in the world? Well, I don’t think that’s right to be honest,” the 30-year-old told the official Bundesliga website.

This weekend’s win over Augsburg means that Bayern cannot be overhauled at the top of the Bundesliga before Christmas – yet Robben is not getting carried away just yet.

“The win over Augsburg was more important than being crowned Herbstmeister [winter champions],” he added. “We had some difficulties in the first half, so the three points are what’s most important.

“We have two more games until the winter break and have to get good results in those games. We’ll have a break at last after that.”

Bayern hold a nine-point lead over second-placed Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga table, while they sit 15 points clear of joint numbers three Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg.

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