Robben: Bayern must learn from defeat

The Netherlands international felt the Bundesliga representatives were simply outplayed, but still sees plenty of positives this term

Arjen Robben has admitted that Real Madrid were simply better than Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final tie and has urged his team-mates to learn from their mistakes against the Spanish giants.

The Bundesliga champions were beaten 4-0 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday as Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo both netted twice after Madrid had previously already won the first leg 1-0, yet Robben has stressed that there are still plenty of positives for Bayern as well this season.

“It’s not about the margin of defeat. We’re hugely disappointed and it’s really hit us hard. We won’t be going to Lisbon and that’s all that matters. We need to learn from this for next season,” Robben told the official Uefa website.

“It’s easy to be negative about everything but we should try to be positive too. We’re Bundesliga champions, having broken umpteen records, we’re in the DFB-Pokal final and we reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth time in five years. 

“We’ve been in the final in three of the last five seasons. It didn’t work out now because the other team were better than us. We wanted to attack and we were punished.”

Bayern resume Bundesliga action away against Hamburg on Saturday.

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