After retiring in summer 2019, the former Bayern Munich player puts on his boots and returns to FC Groningen in Eredivisie
At the beginning, I didn’t miss football at all. But then there was a phase where it tickled again and I had thoughts like, ‘Hey, maybe I want to play a little bit again.’ From time to time, I always have this feeling.
With this virus, it’s a very strange moment for everyone and when football comes back, then there! But maybe there is still a bit of football in me. I’m just an athlete. I have nothing specific in mind. ” Arjen Robben retired in Last April but he was already showing signs of wanting to return to the world of football.
The former Bayern Munich legend has found a club. This is FC Groningen, ranked ninth in the last edition of the Bundesliga. The former Oranje player thus returns to the club where he finished his training and with which he started in the professional world.
He has not yet officially signed a contract, but the club says it is working on a comeback for the 2020/2021 season. Everything will logically depend on his form, but the player, who took care of him and participated in various sporting events during his sabbatical year, already poses with the jersey.
The club can use any help during this time to get through the coronavirus crisis. I also participated in various actions myself and thought about what else I could do for our club.
Over the past few weeks, I have had many discussions with club members and listened to supporters: ‘Arjen, follow your heart!’ … A comeback as a player at FC Groningen … It started to itch and now it’s my mission. I am working on a comeback as a footballer. At the club. I don’t know yet if it will work. What I know is that it will not depend on my commitment and my motivation, “said the player in a statement released by the club. We wish him to be able to repress the lawns of the Bundesliga as soon as the resumption!