The Bayern Munich star says he is used to the role he is currently playing for Louis van Gaal thanks to the tactics he has been working under at club level in Germany
Arjen Robben has insisted that he is ready to cope with Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal’s new 5-3-2 system as he became accustomed to a similar role at Bayern Munich.
With Kevin Strootman set to miss the World Cup, the former Bayern coach has been tinkering with his system to make the most of the talent available to him.
However, Robben is not concerned that he might be playing a different position.
“The way we’re playing with the national team isn’t new for me,” he told Voetbal International.
“At Bayern, I’ve played in a system like this several times. This season I’ve played as a second striker, or behind the strikers.
“And when I play on the right wing, I’m allowed to go inside, of course. Eventually it depends on which situations you create on the pitch.
“We need to play the ball from the back in a way we reach the attackers. It would be perfect if we can create one-on-one situations.”