Bundesliga: Robben convinced of Coutinho's "huge potential"
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Munich (AP) - Former Bayern star Arjen Robben trusts Munich's new world-class player Philippe Coutinho too much.
"He is a footballer with a huge potential," said the former Dutch football player, who had ended his career in early July, on the TV show "Sky90". "You have to give him a little bit of time, he will certainly do a lot of good games for Bayern."
That the Brazilian, who has borrowed FC Bayern for 8.5 million euros from FC Barcelona, Robben has taken over earlier number 10, was no problem. "All I want is the best for the club, if there's a big player who wants the number 10, what should I say?" Said Robben. Also Stefan Effenberg, who had won the Champions League with Bayern 2001, is convinced of the new record of the record champion: "He is an outstanding player with extraordinary skills."
Robben revealed on Sunday night that he had "some good offers" on the table before deciding to put an end to it. "I looked at one or two things very seriously and had a few meetings," he said. He did not name the clubs ("That was all confidential"), but no club could change his mind.
The Dutchman, who had won the triple with Munich in 2013, also found his end with his increasingly striking body. "I thought for a very, very long time, it was the hardest decision I've made in my career," said Robben. "I hope it's the right decision, you do not know that."
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