Ancelotti puzzled by unhappy Robben

Carlo Ancelotti was puzzled by reports of a disgruntled Arjen Robben after Bayern Munich opened their Bundesliga campaign with a win.

Robben continued his comeback from injury as a second half substitute in Bayern’s 3-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Friday.

However, the 33-year-old refused to answer questions afterwards as he left the stadium in a huff – much to the bemusement of Bayern boss Ancelotti.

“I don’t know why he was not happy,” said Ancelotti.

“We agreed together that he wouldn’t start this game.

“He is coming back from an injury, he played 20 minutes in the cup and today he had 30.

“This was the plan. I don’t know the reason why he was angry.”

Ancelotti, had mixed feelings on the performance after first half goals from Bundesliga debutants Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso were followed by a Robert Lewandowski penalty.

The former Chelsea manager felt Bayern were too vulnerable defensively, with Admir Mehmedi grabbing a second half consolation for Leverkusen.

Ancelotti added: “Of course, we have to improve and defend better and quickly. I’m not worried though – it’s the start of the season.

“We also have to consider that we have another week now to train and improve our physical condition.

“Because when you are not at 100 percent, you cannot press nor defend, as you want. But 19 shots are too many.”

 

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