Robben rues missed penalty
Arjen Robben was distraught after his latest "terrible" penalty cost Bayern Munich dearly in their Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.
Arjen Robben was distraught after his latest “terrible” penalty cost Bayern Munich dearly in their Champions League final defeat to Chelsea. Robben had the chance to put Bayern on their way to European glory in extra time last night when Didier Drogba fouled Franck Ribery inside the box. But Petr Cech saved what was a poor spot-kick from his former Blues teammate before going on to help his side win a dramatic penalty shootout.
Robben, who also fluffed a penalty in their Bundesliga title showdown with Borussia Dortmund, said: “I can’t describe how I feel with words, but it’s been a terrible night. “Two or three times, you feel you have the cup in your hands but at the end you stand with nothing. It wasn’t a good penalty.
“I wanted to shoot the ball hard and high in the goal, but the ball didn’t go high enough. It was a terrible penalty kick.” Robben was consoled by both match-winner Drogba and UEFA president Michel Platini after Bayern’s 4-3 shootout defeat, following a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena. “The fact that Drogba and Platini tried to cheer me up was nice, but it’s worth nothing,” Robben said.