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Exclusive interview, part two

Robben: I yearn for Champions League glory

Bayern are the Bundesliga’s champions-elect. Arjen Robben’s second German championship winners’ medal would be “very, very important," the Dutch ace said, although the winger’s personal holy grail is to win the Champions League, as he explained in the second part of a comprehensive interview: "I’ll give everything in my power for that. I’ve contested two Champions League finals with Bayern, and two semi-finals with Chelsea. But at the end of the day, you have to go on and win the cup at some point." Robben also discussed the dangers associated with wrapping up the Bundesliga title so early in the campaign, his experience with Italian teams, and his unpredictable fitness.

Interview with Arjen Robben, part 2: Arjen, you could yet seal the Bundesliga title on Easter Saturday, the earliest point in time in the league’s history. Asked about this last weekend, you said that could be dangerous for the Champions League and the DFB Cup...
Arjen Robben: Let me put it his way: it’ll be a huge challenge. Even in a situation where the points don’t matter as much in the league, we have to keep giving 100 percent. We mustn’t ease off, and we can’t start thinking we can do it with one hand tied behind our backs. We have big games on the horizon, and we have to be up for it. But with the character we have in the team, it shouldn’t be a problem.