Dutchman Arjen Robben will not be quitting international football just yet. The 32 – year old winger made the declaration in the wake of a recurrence of the adductor muscle injury.
The Bayern Munich suffered the injury two days ago while with his club in a preseason friendly and will have to sit out of action for six weeks, including missing his club’s opening matches of the season.
At his age, winding up his international career seemed a noble option but the winger says though he needs breaks from a lot of matches, he is still proud to play for his nation and will be taking the option to play if called upon.
“Of course you think about every situation and especially the physical stuff is an issue for me. You can have some more breaks [if you leave international football] which might be good but I’m very proud to be able to play for Netherlands,” he said.
“I’m the team’s captain and it’s an honour to play for your country. And I don’t want to abandon that yet.” He said.
Robben had a free off season break with the Dutch having failed to secure a slot at the Euro 2016.