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Robben: I’ll improve once I’m fully fit

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Arjen Robben made a stunning debut for Bayern and has shown huge promise since then, but three weeks into his spell with Munich, the Dutch ace feels he is still way off his best form. “I can get a great deal better, because I know I’m not yet in peak physical condition,” the former Real Madrid player stated following Saturday’s narrow but deserved 2-1 victory over Nürnberg.

After netting twice against champions VfL Wolfsburg and turning provider in last week’s thumping 5-1 win in Dortmund, Robben again showed his value in the build-up play on Saturday. The newcomer’s inch-perfect cross for Daniel van Buyten’s 82nd-minute winner was a vital contribution to his new club’s fourth win on the trot. “It was an important assist,” Robben agreed. It was also his second in three games.