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|Posted: Fri 12 Oct - 06:22 (2018) Post subject: Arjen Robben’s no good, very bad international break
|Arjen Robben’s no good, very bad international break
| sb0bet The October international break came both as a blessing and a curse for Niko Kovac: on the one hand, it afforded the coach a reprieve from the series of disappointing results that abruptly derailed an extremely promising start to his tenure at Bayern. On the other, though, the break left Kovac with a skeleton crew of a team, thus leaving him in limbo until the full team returns.
At least one of the first-team players left behind would undoubtedly call the break a curse: Arjen Robben. The Dutchman’s mood this week has been so bad that his antics have caught the eye of local journalists covering Bayern’s open training sessions.
According to TZ, when Kovac ended Thursday’s training session, Robben angrily stripped off his pinnie and threw it to the ground, putting his finger to his lips — as if to hold something back? Robben then grumbled something in the direction of the coaching team and reluctantly joined his teammates to hear Kovac’s concluding team address before briefly signing autographs for the fans.
It wasn’t the only tantrum Robben sb0bet has thrown this week: Bild describes how on Tuesday he stomped off toward the locker room immediately after his side lost the concluding scrimmage, pausing only sign a Dutch flag for fans before disappearing. He likewise threw his pinnie to the ground and was the first to stomp off to the locker room on Wednesday, again after his side lost the scrimmage.
It is an open question whether Robben is unhappy with Kovac. During Bayern’s four-game skid, Robben has been one of Bayern’s only sparks on offense, scoring Bayern’s lone goal against Augsburg sb0bet and providing an assist for the team’s lone goal against Ajax. But Robben has also seen his playing time significantly diminished. After playing the full 90 minutes against Augsburg, he was replaced in the 52nd minute against Hertha, the 62nd against Ajax, and at halftime against ‘Gladbach. He played poorly in both Bayern’s losses.