FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben is keen to get back to action against SC Freiburg on Friday after committing to the German champions for another year.
Robben’s contract was set to expire this summer but on Tuesday the club announced that the man who scored the winning goal in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final had agreed to a one-year extension.
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With his future secured, the 32-year-old Dutchman is looking forward to making the most of his remaining time at Bayern - starting with the Bundesliga leaders’ Matchday 17 game in Freiburg on Friday.
“You’re as old as you feel and I feel good,” Robben said on Wednesday. “Due to my age I’m not putting myself under any particular pressure. Obviously I know that the biggest part [of my playing career] is behind me. But I have another couple of years left and I want to enjoy them.”
Robben scored five goals in ten Bundesliga appearances after returning from injury in late September and he will be out to make another positive contribution against eighth-placed Freiburg.
The former Chelsea FC and Real Madrid CF star sat out of Bayern’s last mid-season friendly match against Mainz last weekend due to flu. He has since shaken off the illness, however, and cannot wait for the resumption of the Bundesliga on Friday night.
“There’s great anticipation,” Robben said. “Training is nice but in the end you always want to play.”