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The Netherlands have a bright future ahead, according to Dutch star

Despite missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Robben is positive about what lies ahead for the national team.

Bayern Munich and Netherland’s star Arjen Robben is certain there will be better times for his country in the future. The Oranje have now failed to qualify for a major tournament for a second time in a row, having missed out on the 2016 Euro.

However, Robben, who marked his final international appearance with a victory, believes that the future is bright for the Netherlands’ national squad.

“If you’re at school, children who play football, you give everything to win…If you don’t succeed, that’s a huge disappointment. Then it’s okay to be sad, but better times are coming,” Robben said as quoted by Goal.

The winger certainly had a special night at the Amsterdam Arena as all the fans chanted his name, to which Robbed added: “That was wonderful. I’m so grateful. I’ve played here for 14 years. I’ve witnessed so many wonderful things. If it’s so well appreciated by the Dutch fans, then I can only be grateful.”