Robben makes u-turn on recent retirement talk

Published: Oct 25, 2012, 08:45 IST | AFP

Dutch star denied considering retiring due to injuries

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has quickly dispelled any notion he is considering retiring due to constant injuries despite admitting he has thought about quitting in an interview with Dutch television.

“Yes, in the disappointment and the frustration that it is taking so long to make a come back, I have had such thoughts,” he told German daily Bild on Tuesday.

“It’s really frustrating when you do everything for your job and your body can not keep up.

“But I also said I have far too much fun playing football and scoring goals to retire of my own free will. Don’t worry, I will soon be back again. Retirement? Absolutely not!”

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