Created on 28-11-2009 at 00:00 AM
Watched approvingly by fitness coach Thomas Wilhelmi, Arjen Robben threw himself wholeheartedly into a workout involving coordination routines, sprints, dribbling and shooting practice on Saturday morning. The 25-year-old Netherlands star was out on the training ground for more than an hour, and looked a happy man when he finally headed for the showers.
However, when Bayern’s Bundesliga visit to Hannover 96 gets underway in the early evening on Sunday (Live in English from 5.15 pm CET on FCB.tv Web Radio), the man signed from Real Madrid in the summer will not be part of the action. On the plus side, a target has now been set for his comeback, namely next Friday’s home meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach. That in turn could mean an appearance in the do-or-die Champions League trip to Juventus the following Tuesday, when Munich also hope to have Franck Ribéry back in the squad.