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The 28-year-old attacker was full of praise for the Netherlands supporters on Saturday evening following his nation's defeat, and he also spoke out over his "tough" week

Arjen Robben has thanked Dutch fans for their support, claiming he has "never had a week like this" before.

The winger was booed by supporters of his club side, Bayern Munich, when the German giants faced Netherlands in a friendly last week. Bayern fans were unhappy with the 28-year-old's extra-time penalty miss in their eventual shootout defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Robben has received positive words from a number of his footballing colleagues, and after Netherlands' 2-1 friendly defeat to Bulgaria on Saturday, the former Real Madrid man also thanked fans from his homeland.

"I want to thank the Dutch supporters [for a standing ovation]. It's fantastic to receive so much support. I never had a week like this; it was very hard but that's the life of a professional athlete," Robben told SBS.

"Sometimes everyone thinks you're a p***k and sometimes you're a hero. Last week, I was a p***k. But I will be there on June 9 [for Netherlands' Euro 2012 opener with Denmark], I can assure you."

Netherlands are next in action when they face Slovakia in another friendly on Wednesday.

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