The 33-year-old Dutchman has ten goals and five assists in 20 meetings with BVB to date, and famously broke Black-and-Yellow hearts with the match-winner in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.
bundesliga.com caught up with Bayern's Klassiker specialist for an exclusive chinwag ahead of Saturday's blockbuster at the Signal Iduna Park.
bundesliga.com: What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Borussia Dortmund?
Arjen Robben: I have many great memories, of course. It's always a good battle between both teams. I've been at Bayern for eight years now, this is my ninth season. When I first moved here they were not challenging at the top of the league, but now they are. It's always very competitive and there have been a lot of great games in the past.
bundesliga.com: There was a game which wasn't so comfortable, a while ago now, in 2012, you missed a penalty and there were the scenes with Neven Subotic getting in your face afterwards…
Robben: Yes, that was a while ago and a lot has been said about it. There are always emotions involved in the game and I missed a penalty and you can see the wrong reaction to that. He obviously shouldn't have reacted like that. We got our revenge in the Champions League final, though. That happens a lot in football, you usually reap what you sow. I was caught up in my own thoughts and obviously he shouldn't have done that, but it's OK.
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bundesliga.com: Is there a goal which is particularly special to you, apart from the obvious one – in the 2013 Champions League final?
Robben: Yes, I'm lucky to have scored a few against Dortmund! The first goal in the 2014 DFB Cup final in extra time in Berlin stands out. And also in the 2013 DFB Cup at home, I think in the round of 16, or the quarter-final I scored the first goal. They were nice goals, but also important goals for us.
bundesliga.com: How do you assess Dortmund this season? Are they stronger than last season?
Robben: Yes, they are obviously strong. They have started well. With a new coach – a Dutchman – he obviously has his own style, his own way of playing football, in possession but also without the ball. I think it is working for them. But games against Dortmund are always tough.
bundesliga.com: What can you tell us about the coach? You probably know him better than we do!
Robben: I don't know him personally. I've never worked with him or played against his teams. But you definitely get a sense of what he is about from the press and what he did with Ajax last season. But to judge a coach I think you have to have worked with him before so I can't really judge him.
bundesliga.com: Do you think Dortmund are playing differently to last season?
Robben: They have always been physical, strong and aggressive. They are dangerous on the counter attack. They have a lot of pace in their team. But they are playing differently I think, they turn defence into attack very quickly. Peter Bosz wants them to win the ball back within only a few seconds of losing it. That's what he asks of his team.
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bundesliga.com: You always give 100 per cent. Do you manage to find an extra few per cent in the big games in the Bundesliga?
Robben: Not only in the Bundesliga, you have other big games in the course of a season. But I think the trick is not to do too much differently. Just to be well prepared. I look forward to these games. Maybe there is something extra but it is not always a positive thing. Sometimes you can be more nervous for an important game, but I get more excited!
bundesliga.com: How is your relationship with returning coach Jupp Heynckes? What do you like about him?
Robben: Very good, we have obviously already worked with each other. Several other players know him well so we know how he works, what he demands from his team as a team but also as individual players. It's important that he knows the team, he knows how the team works and that is exactly what we need at the moment.
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