Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has revealed the best decision he ever made. Speaking to AS, Robben explained that the decision to leave Real Madrid and sign for Bayern Munich was the best of his career.
The speedy winger developed into one of the finest players on the planet during his 10-year stint at Bayern. During his stay in Germany, Robben lifted 19 major trophies and formed a potent partnership with Franck Ribery.
However, earlier this season, he announced that he would be leaving Bayern in the summer, bringing to an end an enormously successful campaign.
Joining Bayern best decision of Arjen Robben’s career
Now, speaking to reporters, Robben revealed that the decision to join Bayern was the best of his career. He also added that he had no choice but to leave Madrid as they had signed many world-class players and he wasn’t assured of any game time.
He especially stressed on the fact that Florentino Perez’s return was what caused him to leave and it wasn’t totally down to the arrival of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It wasn’t just Ronaldo. Florentino Pérez came back as club president and he bought Ronaldo as well as Kaká, Benzema and Xabi Alonso. They spent so much money that they told us they needed to make some back from sales.”
“For me this was disappointing because I had a very good relationship with the former coach Manuel Pellegrini. Also, I had probably just had the best preseason of my career.”
He then went on to add that he joined Bayern as he wanted to prove himself at the highest level.
“The decision [to leave] was not easy. We sat down as a family on the terrace and talked.
“After all, there was no going back after leaving a huge club like Real Madrid. In comparison, Bayern was not so successful in Europe at the time, and my goal had always been to win the Champions League.
“I wanted to show that I was good enough. The move to Bayern was the best decision of my career.”
Robben will be leaving Bayern at the end of the season and will look to end his stint on a positive note by helping the club lift the DFB Pokal trophy when they take on Leipzig in the final.