FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben has moved to ease fears over his fitness after missing out on his side’s 1-0 victory over Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The Netherlands international was poised to start against Hamburg at Volksparkstadion, but was omitted from the starting line-up after pulling up with a suspected injury in the warm-up.
However, Robben insists it was nothing more than a precautionary measure and highlighted the fact that he was slowly working his way back to full fitness following a long-term injury lay-off.
“I felt a nerve during the warm-up and I was taking no chances,” Robben revealed.
“It’s nothing bad, it was just a precaution. One must not forget that I am only just coming back having been out for a long time through injury,” he concluded.
Robben will be hoping to start for the Bavarians when they take on Atletico Madrid in a Champions League encounter at the Vicente Calderón on Wednesday.
He made his return from injury last week, stepping off the bench to score Bayern’s third in a 3-0 triumph over Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena.
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