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Arjen Robben has been struggling since the Champions League final.
When a team comes into a tournament with massive expectations, one of two things generally happens.
Either they steamroll everybody in their path, like Germany...
...or they forget what made them such favorites in the first place, like the Netherlands.
Wesley Sneijder is known to be one of the most creative midfielders in the world, yet he has looked fresh out of ideas.
Robin van Persie and Klans-Jan Huntelaar are supposed to be ruthless goal-scoring machines, but so far they have looked pedestrian outside of a single RvP strike.
The worst offender by far has been Arjen Robben, who has been in a massive slump since the beginning of the Champions League final last month. He looked much better against Germany than he had previously, and the key was confidence.
Often times that means shooting. In Robben's case, he needs to be confident in his teammates. He was taking on far too many defenders in unnecessary situations against Denmark. Since that final against Chelsea last month he's been abysmal in front of goal, failing to score time and time again.
But he kept shooting, anyway.
Robben needs to trust that other players are going to make the right plays with the ball, and players like RvP and Sneijder need to prove him right.
The Netherlands need to look in the mirror and remember who they are.