Bayern Munich's injury-stricken winger Arjen Robben says that he hopes to be back in action after the winter break, as he continues his recovery from a serious hamstring injury.
The 26-year-old Netherlands international has not played since the World Cup final in South Africa and is still some way away from a return to the fold.
Robben told Dutch station Radio538: "It's taking a very long time for me to make my comeback, but we knew that when we started my recovery process.
"Everything's going according to our schedule. The plan is for me to resume squad training after the winter break.
"The injury is hardly causing me any problems and it doesn't really hurt. It never did and that's quite strange considering the situation.
"It's a difficult situation for me. The injury doesn't trouble me and I want to go out there to play football. Unfortunately, that's not possible and that's really tough."