Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben spoke to the press ahead of his return to the Philips Stadion on Tuesday when his side face PSV in the Champions League.

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robben-osvRobben spent two years with PSV before leaving for Chelsea and he returns to Eindhoven on Tuesday for the first time since leaving as Bayern Munich look to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Speaking at a press conference, the winger reflected on his last game for the club, ”I remember my last league game for PSV Eindhoven against FC Groningen. It was not a nice experience as I was coming back from a hamstring injury. It was my first serious injury in which I came back far too quick. I came on as a substitute and after 5 minutes I had to leave the pitch again. It was also at the end of the season so therefore I could not finish the season well and after that were the European Championships 2004 in Portugal.”

Robben also stated he will celebrate should he score against his former club, ”I promise to celebrate should I score against PSV Eindhoven tomorrow. If you do not want to do that then you must not play the game.”

Robben was also asked about a possible return to the Eredivisie with either PSV or his favourite club Groningen, ”I have been asked this question many times and my answer always remains the same, you never know in football what may happen in the future. My home in the Netherlands is Groningen in the north of the country. PSV Eindhoven & FC Groningen have special places in my heart but I cannot make promises to one day play for either of them again in the future. At the moment I am very happy at Bayern Munich. I hope to play a few more years at this level for this special club.”

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