Arjen Robben has made public his disappointment at being left out of Chelsea’s starting eleven for Sunday’s Carling Cup final.
Robben came on as a second-half substitute against Arsenal and set up the winning goal for Didier Drogba.
However, the Dutch winger admits he has become frustrated by his inability to hold down a regular starting place under Jose Mourinho.
And when he was told by Dutch television that there was disappointment back home over his omission from the team to face Arsenal, Robben claimed: “You can’t be as angry as I was.
“I was pleased about the assist I gave for the second goal as it showed what I can do.
“But for me, it’s about time I was starting games.”
Asked why he felt Mourinho had dropped him, Robben replied: “You’ll have to ask the manager about that.”