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Robben: I need to be more selfish

14 September 2012 10:04

Bayern Munich attacker Arjen Robben believes he needs to be more selfish on the pitch to find his best form again.

The Netherlands international has received his fair share of criticism in recent years for his individualistic style of play.

But the former Real Madrid winger believes his selfishness is what makes him such a dangerous attacker.

"I have to return to the basics. It might sound a bit strange, but I have to become more selfish again," Robben told Voetbal International.

"I have to make individual actions and gain confidence. Just go for it. I had a few moments during pre-season where I thought 'that's the old Arjen'.

"I was never really fully at ease in the past few months. I was thinking too much about what I was doing rather than using my intuition.

"My unpredictability is normally my biggest strength. I obviously make a wrong decision every now and then, but that's part of my game.

"I never reached top form last year because I had adapted my game subconsciously."

Robben is doubtful for Bayern's Bundesliga game against Mainz after he picked up a groin injury on international duty with the Netherlands.

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