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Hitzfeld lauds Robben's influence

February 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has hailed Arjen Robben as one of the most important players in European football, comparing him to FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

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Hitzfeld, who left Bayern a year before Robben was signed from Real Madrid and now manages the Switzerland national side, feels that Robben's performances in the Bundesliga have proven his world-class status.

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