Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has claimed that the Champions League is the ultimate goal for his side, despite the Bavarians coming up against Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday.
The Netherlands international was adamant that the European title was the greatest prize in football, but admitted he was focused entirely on the game against the Bundesliga champions.
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“Am I focused on the Champions League final? No,” the 28-year-old told German magazine Kicker. “That game is the biggest target, but first we have the [DFB-Pokal] final against Dortmund. And in that, we'll give everything.
“But, to be honest, the Champions League title is the biggest goal for our team, for me, for the club, for everyone.
“If someone were to offer that we win the Champions League, but not the Pokal final, I'd take it immediately.”
Robben concluded the interview by sending out a warning to both his club and country: “Two years ago, I promised my wife and mother that if I were to win the Champions League and Euro 2012, I would stop playing football.”
The former Real Madrid and PSV man scored 12 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances this term.