Robben 'disrepected' by Muller
Dutch star grabs Muller by the throat during Bundesliga game
Last Updated: 30/01/11 5:42pm
Robben: A role model?
Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has hit out at team-mate Thomas Muller calling him 'disrespectful'.
The players came head-to-head during Saturday's 3-1 away win at Werder Bremen in which Robben scored the equaliser as Bayern came from 1-0 down to move up to third in the Bundesliga - but are still 14 points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Robben grabbed Muller by the throat during the second half after the youngster had gesticulated to the Dutchman to not be so selfish with possession.
"I hate it when team-mates constantly raise their hands and complain," said Robben.
"It is disrespectful. We are a team. We don't need to do that. We have got to be role models and should not make such gesticulations."
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal was quick to play down the incident on the pitch.
"It is normal in Holland that we complain with one another and say what we need to, but it is another culture in Germany.
"We are now third in the table, which is where we wanted to be, so hopefully things will settle down now."