Van Bommel: Robben will bounce back from Champions League disappointment

The Netherlands skipper is confident that his compatriot will overcome the agony of losing the final of Europe's big club game, and has praised the winger's mental strength
Mark van Bommel is certain that Arjen Robben's penalty miss in Saturday's Champions League final loss to Chelsea will not affect the winger's confidence ahead of Euro 2012.

Robben's attempt from 12 yards in the fifth minute of extra time was kept out by Petr Cech, and the Premier League giants eventually came out victorious 4-3 on penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Nevertheless, Van Bommel believes that Robben has the mental strength to leave Saturday's disappointment behind him.

"Arjen has now lost two Champions League finals and the World Cup final. It's a huge blow that he has lost another final. However, he is very strong mentally and will bounce back from this," Van Bommel stated to De Telegraaf.

"Don't forget that he's a real fighter. Arjen has had to deal with a number of injuries, but always fought back and returned to his usual best. He'll get over this disappointment as well."

Meanwhile, Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has admitted that Robben was feeling dejected after the defeat to Chelsea.

"I briefly spoke to him and he's really down at the moment. That's only logical, though, after missing a penalty."

Robben is expected to take part in Tuesday's friendly game between Netherlands and Bayern Munich.