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Robben reveals why he quit Real Madrid for Bayern

German Bundesliga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/05/2019

Dutch winger Arjen Robben has revealed why he quit Real Madrid for Bayern Munich ten years ago.

Robben has ended his playing time at Bayern Munich and he took some time out to reflect on his career, particularly his Real Madrid after his move from Chelsea.

The former Real Madrid star admitted that life at Santiago Bernabeu was tough after the presidential change, but says that he didn't only leave because Cristiano Ronaldo had arrived in Madrid.

"I found it difficult because of the change of president at Madrid," he told Goal.

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"I felt very comfortable there and played well, but the club's policy changed and I didn't have any opportunities.

"It wasn't just Cristiano Ronaldo, Florentino Perez had returned as president and also brought in Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso.

"The club spent a lot of money and told me that they needed to earn some money.”

In 2010, Robben lost the Champions League final against Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu and also lost the World Cup final against Spain in South Africa.

"On the one hand, it was all disappointing," he said.
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