Hoeness pessimistic on meeting
Uli Hoeness does not believe a meeting with the KNVB regarding Arjen Robben's injury will be worthwhile.
Last Updated: 21/10/10 7:44pm
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness does not believe a meeting between the club's management and the Dutch Football Federation regarding Arjen Robben's injury will be worthwhile.
Midfielder Robben will not play any more football this year after damaging his thigh muscle while on international duty for Holland during the summer.
The 26-year-old winger injured himself in a World Cup warm-up match and Bayern feel he was rushed back into action too quickly, with the former Chelsea man featuring in the knockout rounds of the tournament.
Robben returned with a tear in his left thigh and will now be sidelined for a considerable length of time, as Bayern continue to seek compensation from the Dutch federation (KNVB).
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge met KNVB chairman Michael van Praag on Thursday and another formal meeting has been arranged.
A Bayern statement said: "The meeting took place in a relaxed atmosphere and it was agreed that another meeting would be held with the entire management of Bayern and the KNVB."
However, club president Hoeness does not believe the disagreement, which could go to court, can be resolved amicably.
"In the present state of things, we can not conclude that they are willing (to pay compensation)," Hoeness told TZ.
"I do not think the discussions will give us something.
"Bayern have been hard done by in this matter."