Arjen Robben: how Holland will miss the wonderful master of cutting inside


The winger could be annoying at times with his tendency to fall over too easily but after 14 years of playing for the Oranje he will be remembered for what he is: a simply outstanding footballer

“Fourteen years is a long time. The Man of Glass lasted the longest” – Arjen Robben probably summed it up best himself. After an international career with 37 goals in 96 matches for Holland the 33-year-old bade farewell to the Oranje on Tuesday night. Early on in his career, he had been mocked for being injured too often but in the end there was just a sense of loss.

The Dutch had not only failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer, they also have to try to regroup now without the one outstanding player they have had at their disposal. Make no mistake, Robben is an extraordinary player and, as with so many others, perhaps he will only be fully appreciated now that he has left.

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Source: Football News
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