Robben: Leaving Madrid for Bayern the best decision of my career

The Dutch attacker has no regrets over his decision to move to the Bundesliga champions and has hinted he could become a coach in the future


Arjen Robben believes his decision to leave Real Madrid for Bayern Munich ahead of the 2009-10 campaign was the best of his career.

The Netherlands international was pushed out at Madrid following the arrival at Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka and stressed at the time he would have preferred the chance to prove his worth in Spain..

However, the 30-year-old has no regrets over his decision to join Bayern and is delighted with the success he has enjoyed at the Bundesliga giants so far.

“I came to FC Bayern at the age of 25. It was the best call of my career,” Robben said at a news conference at the German International School in Doha.

“We’ve come on very well and won lots of trophies in recent years. I’m proud I had a part in it.”

The former PSV star then went on to reveal that Brazil legend Romario was his idol in his younger years, before admitting that he could become a coach once he hangs up his boots.

“My idol when I was a kid? Romario, the Brazilian who played for PSV at the time.

“I’m not exactly sure myself about my future. There are a few options. Maybe I’ll become a coach, or maybe I’ll do something completely different. I’m thinking about it more and more.

“But I want to keep playing for a long time yet for now.”

Robben has a contract with Bayern until June 2017.

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