Robben: I have to be selfish again

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben believes he has to be more selfish if he is to help the club achieve success this season.

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The 28-year old earned himself severe criticism for his performances for the Dutch national team during Euro 2012, with many believing that Bert van Marwijk's squad could have progressed further in the tournament had Robben not put personal glory before the squad's aims.

However, the winger told Voetbal International that it was his self-seeking ways that would turn games in his team's favour.

"I have to return to the basics. It might sound a bit strange, but I have to become more selfish again," he said.

"I have to make individual actions and gain confidence. Just go for it. I had a few moments during pre-season where I thought 'that's the old Arjen'."

Determined to rediscover his previous form, Robben intends to rely more on his instincts in the new season.

"I was never really fully at ease in the past few months. I was thinking too much about what I was doing rather than using my intuition," he shared.

"My unpredictability is normally my biggest strength. I obviously make a wrong decision every now and then, but that's part of my game. I never reached top form last year, because I had adapted my game subconsciously."

Bayern Munich welcome Mainz to the Allianz Arena for their Bundesliga fixture this Saturday.

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