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Robben: "Bayern Munich have the quality to win the treble"

Arjen Robben told FussballBild that the Bundesliga giants can repeat their 2013 haul of league, Champions League and German Cup.

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Robben: "Bayern Munich have the quality to win the treble"

Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich have the quality to repeat their 2013 treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup, but admits the Bavarians need to improve.

Bayern, who play Werder Bremen away on Saturday, are three points clear in Germany's top flight and face Arsenal next month in the last 16 of Europe.

Robben scored the winner when Bayern lifted the 2013 Champions League - their fifth European title - with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

Robben scored the winner as Bayern lifted the Champions League in 2013.

"We'll try and win everything"

Bayern became the first German club to win the triple of European, league and cup titles in 2012/13 - and the 33-year-old says they can do it again in 2017.

"To win the Champions League again is a great attraction and a driving force for us," Robben told sports daily FussballBild.

"We'll also give it all we have in the league and German Cup to try and win everything," he said. "We have the quality to do it."

But Robben knows Bayern must raise their game to once more savour the silverware success of four years ago.

Bayern needed two Robert Lewandowski goals to seal last Friday's 2-1 comeback win at Freiburg during a below-par performance in sub-zero temperatures.

Robben in action against Freiburg earlier in January.

"Bundesliga wil be tight until the end"

Having claimed a record fourth straight Bundesliga title last season, Bayern are again in pole position to win the German league.

However, second-placed rivals RB Leipzig have a clear advantage over Carlo Ancelotti's Munich as the league is their sole focus since their first round German Cup exit last August.

"The Bundesliga will be tight until the end - also because we're involved in three different competitions," said Robben. "Leipzig are only involved in the league - they are fit and in good shape."

Robben admits Bayern need to up their tempo, especially in league matches.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are not dominating the Bundesliga like they did under predecessor Pep Guardiola after draws against Cologne, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim, plus November's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.

"We gave the ball away too easily, had too little temp and not enough surprises in our game, that makes it difficult against teams who are fit and defend well," summed up Robben.