Arjen Robben has dimissed reports suggesting he is unhappy at Chelsea.
The winger’s injury problems are understood to have caused friction with coach Jose Mourinho, but Robben now says that there is no problem and he want to stay at Chelsea.
Robben returned to action on Saturday in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.
“I have got a very good relationship with the manager, that is the only thing I can say,” he said.
“I hear things sometimes but they are just nonsense.
“I am very happy at Chelsea and I will stay here for a long time.
“There is never any pressure over the injuries, I have just had the time over the past couple of weeks to come back.”
Robben still insists that the source of his hamstring injury remains a mystery.
“It is difficult to say exactly where the problem is coming from,” he said.
“We had to work on a lot of things – strength in the left hamstring, but also work on the back.
“It was the third time this season, so that was enough for me, the medical staff and the manager. We said we had to sort everything out before I started playing again.
“Otherwise, I could keep falling back again. But I have to thank the medical staff as they did a great job and have brought me back. Now I can build on this.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho, although delighted to see Robben back in action, accepts that the player is still some way short of full fitness.
“He needs to play and score goals, to get back to great performances and show what he can do,” said Mourinho.
“We don’t need to rest him, he needs to play. We’re in early December and he’s given us very little this season.”
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