Arjen Robben had a good feeling on Sunday from his substitution against FC Utrecht. The FC Groningen attacker now mainly hopes to stay fit for a while.
‘Wrong choice to play the ball’
“It was a good start again, although I have to get used to the rhythm a bit,” he said. FOX Sports after he had played the last fifteen minutes in the scoreless duel. “I still have to become more stable. Hopefully I can now build up a series until Christmas.”
36-year-old Robben made his Eredivisie comeback in the first league game against PSV in mid-September, but could not enjoy it for long. After half an hour he stumbled off the field with a groin injury. After working individually on his recovery for a month, Robben got his first playing minutes against FC Utrecht.
“After that match against PSV it was a bit of cursing and swearing, but then I quickly turned the switch again. Of course that was the worst possible scenario, but after that you have to get up and keep going.”
A chat between Arjen Robben and Eljero Elia after the scoreless draw in Groningen. (Photo: Pro Shots)
During his brief raid against FC Utrecht, Robben was unable to play a leading role, although he got the chance to lash out with the left once. However, the attacker made a different choice and tried in vain to reach a teammate.
“Last in practice I shot a few like that, but now I had the feeling that I was standing too far. I saw someone standing wide and thought: I will hand him over. But normally I never do that, so I had just have to shoot. “
According to Robben, there is still a lack of competition rhythm. “During the training I already notice that the actions are coming again and that there is speed behind it. It is now a matter of getting used to the game situations, because of course I haven’t done this for a year.”