Arjen Robben is relishing the return to the Netherlands this week as Bayern Munich look to secure their place in the last sixteen of the Champions League.

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robb-bayern-lewaThe captain of the Dutch team spoke to about his return to the Philips Stadion, where he played for PSV between 2002 and 2004. The fixture in Eindhoven has been circled on Robben’s calendar for a long time, since the draw was made, and he is aiming to enjoy the experience as he is reunited with some old friends and the PSV fans.

He told, “This is the first time since I played abroad, that I go to the Netherlands for a match in the Champions League. And then draw against my old club, I am really looking forward to it.” He continued, “Eindhoven makes me feel a little like home. I’ve had two great years at PSV, which were very important for my development. It will be a reunion with many old friends.”

Robben played a devastating late cameo, scoring one goal, helping Bayern Munich run out clear 4-1 winners over PSV in the Allianz Arena. The winger is hoping for more of the same tomorrow night saying, “Hopefully it is a good game again. We have to win, we want to be clear first in the group.’

PSV must win to have any realistic hope of repeating last year’s heroics and remaining in the Champions League beyond the group stage.

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