Robben doubtful for season opener

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben is
doubtful for the Bundesliga season
opener against VfL Wolfsburg due to a
lack of match practice, coach Pep
Guardiola said on Thursday.
The Dutchman joined the team later than some of
his teammates after the Netherlands’ run to the
World Cup third place last month and did not play for
the Bavarians in the German Super and German Cup
last week.
“Arjen is fully fit but he has not yet played. We will
see tomorrow how the situation is with him,”
Guardiola told reporters. “But Arjen is a
professional, one of the best I have seen.”
Bayern, domestic double champions last season,
have several big name absences with Bastian
Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and Javi Martinez
among them.
“Franck was injured for two or three weeks. He still
needs time. For tomorrow I have to see which player
is in the best possible form and only then will I
decide who will play,” said Guardiola.
“We are not in an ideal situation but I will not
complain.”
The Spaniard, in his second season in charge of the
German record champions, said despite the injury
absences that could make it hard for them in the
first few months of the league the title still
remained their top goal.
“The Bundesliga remains our No 1 goal. It is the
most expensive title and it is every day and we are
working towards that goal,” he said.
Bayern won the league title in record time last
season, becoming the first team to secure it in
March.

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