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EXCLUSIVE: Edson Braafheid Determined To Succeed At Bayern Munich

Dutch international Edson Braafheid left Twente for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2009, but the full-back has failed to make an impact with the Bavarians so far. Goal.com spoke with the 27-year-old about his time at the German champions and his prospects for the future.

"Everything was new for me when I arrived at Bayern. The expectations are always very high at a club like Munich. Particularly for new players at the club," said Braafheid to Goal.com.

"It has been a difficult season for me. I haven't played as much as I wanted to. And it was very hard for me to stay positive when the fans started whistling me at Bayern. Therefore, I'm very happy to have made Netherlands' World Cup squad.

"I will return to Bayern this summer and I think that it will be easier for me this time. The team has been in superb form lately and that's always easier for new players. I've already spoken with head coach Louis van Gaal and he told me that I will get another chance. I'm eager to succeed here and will do my utmost."

Braafheid played nine Bundesliga matches for Bayern before he was farmed out on loan to Celtic during the winter transfer window.

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