Spurs star: Bayern Munich ace will be back to his best at Euro 2012 after Chelsea pain

10:56 09 June 2012

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Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (centre) stands dejected after failing to score from the penalty spot

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Rafael van der Vaart backs Arjen Robben to perform well at the European Championship

Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart believes that Arjen Robben will be back to his best for Holland after his Champions League final heartbreak against Chelsea.

The Bayern Munich winger missed a penalty in extra time against the Blues, as the London club triumphed on penalties but his Dutch colleague expects to see Robben back on form.

“[Arjen] Robben was very hurt when he arrived to the Netherlands camp, but we are all cheering him up and he will be back to being the same player he always is,” van der Vaart told Goal.com.

“I have spoken to him and he still doesn’t understand how the final got away from Bayern. They played better but when you get to penalties anything can happen.

“It’s a big risk. The Germans should have sewn up victory before that.

“I am totally convinced that the blow for Robben in the final will not affect his play with the Netherlands at the Euros.”

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