ArjenRobben did not have a very enjoyable 2015 year as the veteran player was injured and unable to play for a significantly long period of time and he also witnessed his national team not being able to get past the group stages of the 2016 Euro’s.
The group stages of the 2016 Euro’s was a disastrous time for Netherlands as they suffered surprising defeats against national teams such as: Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey. In these rounds of the competition, Netherlands lost 5 and only managed to win 4 of their 10 matches while drawing 1 match.
Not being able to advance through the group stages is hugely disappointing for a national team that already managed to reach the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup before eventually losing out against Argentina in the penalty-kicks.
Robben is hoping that 2016 will be a better year for him and for his club as well as his national team.
Even though ArjenRobben is optimistic about what he can accomplish in this New Year, there is something which is a big blow for himself and for Bayern Munich and it’s the departure of Pep Guardiola as the head coach of the German coach.
A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that Pep Guardiola was going to be making his way out of Bayern Munich and that he will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti is one of the most highly rated managers in football and even though the Italian manager is going to replace Pep Guardiola, Robben is still disappointed in seeing him leaving. Read more »