Arjen Robben 'dive' during Bayern Munich win makes opponent 'ashamed to be Dutch'

Bochum coach Gertjan Verbeek was furious with his compatriot's actions in the DFB-Pokal tie

A 'dive' by Arjen Robben was so shameful it made the coach of the opposing side "ashamed" to be Dutch.

The Bayern Munich winger went to ground during his side's 3-0 win over Bochum in the DFB-Pokal cup competition. The incident just before half-time led to Jan Simunek being shown a red card. 

Thomas Muller missed the subsequent penalty, however Bayern would cruise to victory against the 10-men thanks to a brace from Robert Lewandowski and another from Thiago Alcantara. 

After the match Bochum coach Gertjan Verbeek expressed his anger at what he perceived as a dive from Robben, saying it had made him "ashamed" to be Dutch.

"For me that was a dive," he told reporters. "The ball was played, he was looking for his leg. I'm Dutch and I'm ashamed. But we know Robben is like this from the national team. 

"There was contact, but it was no foul and it was no red card. And with 10 players you can't win against Bayern."

Robben disagreed that he was guilty of simulation.

"He was the last man, it was a clear foul," said the former Chelsea player. "These are the rules and afterwards the match was decided."

Did Robben dive? Watch the incident below...

The win for Bayern Munich sees Pep Guardiola's side progress through to the semi-finals of the competition. 

 

Comments