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Robben hungry for more success

9 July 2013 19:31

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is not satisfied with last year's treble and is eager to win more trophies.

The Dutchman played an integral role in an historic 2012-13 season for Bayern, scoring the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final win over Borussia Dortmund.

Robben also triumphed in the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal, but he is now hoping to better those achievements in the up-coming campaign.

Bayern will compete in both the DFL-Supercup and the UEFA Super Cup next term, and will also be going for glory in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Robben is looking for victory on all fronts.

"Everything is starting from scratch, even we are," he said.

"Obviously we want to defend the championship and the DFB (Pokal). But we can also win extra titles. I always say that when you play football you play for titles.

"Next season there are six available, but to win them will be very difficult."

The 29-year-old was described as a "gift" by new manager Pep Guardiola last week, and Robben is flattered to receive such high praise.

"Obviously that is always nice to hear," he added. "My motivation couldn't be any better and it's nice when a manager says something like this.

"The most important thing for me is to train right now and get to know him (Guardiola). (And to) get to know what he wants from the team and from the players.

"That's a compliment, nothing more. I'm looking forward to the new season and I have high expectations."

One player who did not get to share in Bayern's glory last year was defender Holger Badstuber, who missed much of the season due to a knee ligament injury sustained in a game with Borussia Dortmund in December.

The 24-year-old Germany international is set to undergo a fourth operation following relapses in his recovery, but he is staying philosophical over his progress.

"I need to be patient until my injury is fully healed," he said.

"It's very important for me that the injury is treated well. So we will see how long it will take, but I am optimistic that it won't last too long."

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