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The Germany legend has underlined the Dutchman's importance for FCB, and believes that the winger will sign a new deal at the Bavarian powerhouse

Franz Beckenbauer is confident that Arjen Robben will eventually sign an extension to his existing contract with Bayerrn Munich.

The Netherlands international has put contract talks on hold after being criticised by Beckenbauer for missing a spot kick against Borussia Dortmund, and being slapped in the face by team-mate Franck Ribery.

Nevertheless, the Bayern legend doesn't believe that the 28-year-old will leave the Allianz Arena.

"Robben knows what to expect here at Bayern. That's why I expect him to sign a new deal eventually. It would be in the best interest of both parties," Beckenbauer said to Bild.

"I know that Robben is angry with me because I criticised him, but that doesn't change my positive opinion of him. I am a big Robben fan.

"He's indispensable for us on the right as long as we're playing in a formation with wingers, just like Ribery on the left. Our entire style of play is based on their specific qualities. Robben has scored a lot of decisive goals in the past few seasons."

Robben has a contract with Bayern until June 2013.