MADRID – For Wesley Sneijder, his Dutch national team companion Arjen Robben is not the only Bayern Munich player to keep a special watch on in tomorrow night’s Champions League showpiece at the Bernabeu.
"We will both be here again in this stadium and it will be nice, but we won’t be friends during the match," said Sneijder of his former Real Madrid team-mate. "He’s a very important player for Bayern but he’s not the only one. We can’t focus on him only."
Sneijder was asked if his team-mates have done any special work in training to stop referees having an influence on games, and if having an English referee for the final is an advantage.
"I don’t think the impact of the referee was that important in the semi-final," he replied. "You can talk about the referee after the match but we won against Barcelona in our stadium. There was no advantage for either team and it will be the same again tomorrow. I’m expecting a great final. A great party. It’s a game between two strong teams. We will see who wins."