Dante heaps praise on Robben

Bayern Munich defender Dante paid tribute to Arjen Robben after the Dutchman's dazzling display in the UEFA Champions League final.

Last Updated: 26/05/13 at 18:15 Post Comment

Dante: Delighted for Arjen Robben after the Dutchman scored Champions League fin

Dante: Delighted for Arjen Robben after the Dutchman scored Champions League fin

Robben missed a penalty in last season's final loss to Chelsea but was the star of the show in Saturday's showpiece at Wembley as he set up Bayern's first goal and then scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over German rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Brazilian centre-back Dante was delighted to see Robben make such an important contribution and is also pleased that the supporters can enjoy success after the agony of last year.

"Arjen is a great player," Dante told ESPN Brasil.

"Regardless of the goal, he had complicated moments in the past but he works hard and deserves this title.

"He wanted to take revenge for last year's final. He scored the title-winning goal. I am very happy for him and for the club and the fans."

As well as losing to Robben's former club Chelsea in last season's final, Bayern were also defeated by Inter Milan in the 2010 showpiece.

And Dente admitted the feeling of finally winning was overwhelming, saying: "It's a moment I can't explain, the most important tournament after the World Cup.

"Bayern had been trying to win for four years."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Championship news: Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to leave club

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears set to leave the club following talks over his future, Sky sources understand.

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property