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Robben not bothered by Chelsea-Atleti

Arjen Robben has told Sky Sports he is not interested in the second Champions League semifinal between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

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Robben's side were thoroughly beaten 4-0 by a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid -- and the Bayern Munich forward is confident about who will triumph in the final.

Chelsea and Atletico resume their two-legged tie on Wednesday locked at 0-0.

"I don't really care [who wins]," Robben said. "I watched the 90 minutes last week and I couldn't watch it. The match had nothing to do with football.

"I respect the two managers [Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone] and everybody has their own way, but I think Real Madrid will win the Champions League and I wish them all the best."

Speaking about his own side's defeat, Robben added: "It's a massive disappointment. We were very hopeful, the atmosphere was great and we tried everything we knew.

"We attacked from the off, but when you concede two goals from set plays you know it's all over, and then we let in another one. We knew we were playing the world's best counter-attacking team."

Meanwhile, Bayern winger Franck Ribery says he does not regret striking Daniel Carvajal and claims the Real Madrid full-back hit him too.

Ribery, 31, was caught on camera slapping Carvajal towards the end of the first half.

The France international freely admitted to doing so, but after the game he maintained that he had also been on the receiving end.

"It’s true that there were tensions and nervousness," Ribery told AFP. "Yes I gave him a slap but I don’t regret my gesture because he hit me too.

"After a defeat like that, everyone is despondent."

Ribery followed up his under-par first-leg performance with another flat display as the reigning European champions crashed out.

He said that the second-leg defeat came as a shock but that the Bundesliga winners must lift themselves for the DFB-Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund on May 17.

"In the dressing room, no one spoke," he added. "We made mistakes. From the moment you concede two goals from set pieces, it’s tough.

"It happens. When you win, you’re happy together. When you lose, you have to stay together too. There’s still a cup final to come."


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