Arjen Robben was born in Sweden in the Netherlands on January 23rd, 1984.
He was a forward and sometimes a midfielder.
Robben played for Groningen in his Youth career.
During his Senior career he played for Groningen, PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and had a second stint at Groningen before retiring on July 15th, 2021.
Having represented Netherlands at six age levels is incredible.
“I enjoy working with young players and helping them develop.”- Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben- Former Footballer (Nitty Gritty)
“People don’t understand how hard it is to be injured, not to be part of the team but to watch from the side.”- Arjen Robben
“When I met Mourinho, I was still very young, but mentally and tactically, he worked on me. He was really demanding: you could not take a step below your level.”- Arjen Robben
“I want to try have fun as long as I can and play football at a high level. I do not know how long that will go on.”- Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben- Former Footballer (What set him apart)
“I’ve been playing for a while, but Guardiola really made me a better player. I was 29 when I started working with him, so I wasn’t very young, but if you see the steps I made thanks to him, it shows you what he is capable of doing. Guardiola didn’t just put me on the flanks but in other positions as well.”- Arjen Robben
“I always want to play. It is important to gain match rhythm.”- Arjen Robben
“We have to respect the opponents.”- Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben- Former Footballer (Final Thoughts)
“It’s really amazing what Pep Guardiola has done at Man City.”- Arjen Robben
“The history of football has always thrown up big surprises.” – Arjen Robben
“Maybe sometimes you are punished for honesty, but I always prefer to be honest.”- Arjen Robben