Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben has looked back on 2014, which was personally a great year for the Bayern Munich star.

  • By Himanshu Dhingra
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11robballThe 30 year old won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich along with the DFB cup; internationally he finished third with Netherlands in the World cup in Brazil, while he was also named Dutch sportsman of the year.

This is what the former Chelsea man told De Telegraaf, “Physical it’s going very well for a long period, Every now and then I must save myself for one or two games, but I don’t have serious injuries anymore where you are six or seven weeks out.

“I’m very satisfied with and happy about 2014, because I was able to stay on the pitch for the whole year. Then, you can have fun and show your best self. When you’re in a certain rhythm, you get stronger and better.

“Personally, it was a fantastic year. Also with the Dutch national team we had a fantastic year. It is all about one thing: the tournament. And we played a fantastic World Cup. Far above expectations.

“The belief in the team; the team spirit took care of that. The team’s development is what I enjoyed the most. With each other, for each other. It sounds like a cliche, but it’s just right.

“More than anyone else I know how close joy and sadness are, that’s part of the sport. Not only in football, but in every sport.”

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