Frank Lampard and John Terry have congratulated their former Chelsea teammate Arjen Robben on winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich, the winger has revealed – and he can’t wait to play them again, according to the
A year ago it was Lampard and Terry celebrating with the European Cup after beating Robben’s Bayern in the German club’s own Allianz Arena, the Premier League side winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
But this time Robben was on the winning side, scoring the game-clinching goal late on to banish memories of 12 months ago, when he missed a penalty in the shootout, and also the 2010 final, when Bayern lost to an Inter side managed by Robben’s old Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho.
Robben, who also lost the 2010 World Cup to Spain with the Netherlands, said: “The biggest one was losing the Champions League final in your own stadium, and for the second time, so it is sweet to come back and win it.
“This is the highest you can achieve. I’ve won titles in four countries now, and cups, but in the end it is all about the Champions League.”
Robben added that he had received congratulatory text messages from both Terry and Lampard and was looking forward to playing his old club in the European Super Cup later this year after Chelsea won the Europa League.
The Guardian suggests Robben will also be re-united with Mourinho for that match as the Portuguese is expected to return to Stamford Bridge, which means the fixture will see a renewal of hostilities between Mourinho and his former Barcelona rival Pep Guardiola, who is due to take over at Bayern this summer.
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