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Arjen Robben dreams of Euro 2020 call-up after comeback

Arjen Robben dreams of Euro 2020 call-up after comeback

Arjen Robben is dreaming of playing in the upcoming Euro 2020 after a stunning return with his boyhood club FC Groningen, in the Dutch top-flight league.

The former Bayern Munich winger was named man of the match as they cruised to a 4 0 win over FC Emmen on Sunday.

The Dutchman provided two assists as he bounced back from an upsetting eight months football absence due to injury.

The ex-Real Madrid star played for 80 minutes, his longest time appearance since he signed for the club after exiting Bundesliga giants Bayern.

At the end of the match, Robben was delighted with his performance and hinted at a possibility of a comeback for the European Championship next month.

When asked how he would respond when called up to represent the Dutch national team under coach Frank De Boer, the former Chelsea man said, “If he calls me, I would say yes.

“When I started this last summer, it (Euro 2020) definitely was one of my wildest dreams”, Robben added.

“It would be nice. But you have to be realistic, I would have to be properly fit and be of value to the team. We’ll see.”

Since his professional comeback to football with Eredivisie club Groningen, the flying Dutchman’s appearances have been limited due to injuries.

Arjen Robben dreams of Euro 2020 call-up after comeback

Arjen Robben dreams of Euro 2020 call-up after comeback. Photo: BN DeStem

De Boer, who took over from the now Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to announce the Netherlands national team for the Euro 2020 by end of the week.

Robben has 96 international appearances with his last coming in October 2017. At 37-years-old age and the high level of competition in the team, it would be a surprise to etch his name in the 26-man squad for the Euros.

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