Bundesliga - Bayern continue Dutch feud

Mon, 16 Aug 11:15:00 2010

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has launched a stinging attack on the Dutch FA for allowing Arjen Robben to play at the World Cup.

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The flying winger is out until October with the thigh injury he picked up in a warm-up match for the World Cup and Hoeness told Bild that the Dutch team doctor Dick van Toorn "needs glasses" for then letting Robben play in South Africa.

"They (the Dutch) should not have allowed Robben to play one second during the 2010 World Cup," he said.

"We will demand the Dutch pay compensation from the first day to the last of his spell on the sidelines.

"We have in Muller-Wohlfahrt the best sports doctor in the world with a success rate of 100 per cent. If Van Toorn cannot recognise the injury then he should buy himself some glasses."

Hoeness also blasted the French FA for trying to summon Franck Ribery to Paris to discuss the behaviour of the French national team at the World Cup.

"We are not sending the French our players, who are in the midst of preparing for the season, on demand," he added.

"They have absolutely no decency. If they want something, then they should surely come here.

"The club has behaved in an exemplary fashion in this matter. I can only welcome the measure not to allow Franck to travel to Paris. I would also not have let him go."


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