Arjen Robben quits as injuries derail comeback at Groningen

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Former Netherlands ahead Arjen Robben has ended his lengthy enjoying profession after an try at a comeback final season together with his first skilled membership FC Groningen was marred by injuries.

The 37-year outdated ex-Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea winger stated his choice to stop was tough however sensible. “In my heart I wanted to carry on”, he stated in a press release on Thursday.

“But my body did not give me the confidence I needed.” Robben made a shock comeback when he signed a one-year cope with his boyhood membership Groningen, a 12 months after retiring with an eighth Bundesliga title at Bayern below his belt.

But his appearances within the Eredivisie was restricted to a handful of video games as he battled a string of injuries. A sudden return to kind at the tip of final season rekindled hopes of a profitable comeback however in latest weeks Robben stated he had realised his physique was lower than the job anymore.

“That’s why as of today, I am no longer a player, but a fan of our FC”, he wrote in a message to supporters.

Robben made his debut at Groningen aged 16 in 2000 and moved to PSV Eindhoven two years later earlier than becoming a member of Chelsea in 2004. He gained 12 league titles in a glittering profession and performed 96 occasions for his nation together with within the 2010 World Cup remaining when the Netherlands misplaced to Spain within the remaining in Johannesburg.

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