Chelsea striker Arjen Robben has revealed he feared the worst after being told he needed an operation to overcome testicular cancer earlier this year.

“I found a little lump and went to the doctor. He told me I needed an operation,” Robben told the club’s official magazine.

“I then had to wait for the results and I didn’t know if it was going to be good or bad news.

“The waiting was terrible for a few days. I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. It was a horrible wait, then I heard the news was good and it was a massive relief.

“At that time football was no longer important – the most important thing is to be healthy and for your family to be healthy.

“Football is my life but my family’s health is the most important thing in the world.”