Throughout most of his career, Robben has been regarded as one of the best wingers in the world, with ESPN stating he is “able to take on and beat defenders at the drop of a hat, Robben’s ability to get to the byline and deliver in accurate crosses instils fear into any defence”. Usually deployed on the right wing, Robben often cuts inside on his left foot to move to a more central attacking position, and uses his speed and dribbling skills to take on defenders until he finds the space to make an attempt on goal. He is predominantly a left-footed player. During a match he will often drift to the left wing, with his teammate, in the case of Bayern Munich, Franck Ribéry, switching over to the right. Another factor in his playing style is his relationship with the right-fullback. At Bayern, this partnership with Philipp Lahm has had benefits for the team’s efficiency and chemistry. Robben’s defensive work improved when he went to Bayern where he often tracks back and covers for his partner when he pushes forward and becomes a temporary right back. Robben has been often accused of diving, and he has at times openly admitted to the charges. In December 2011, Robben apologised for a dive against VfL Bochum in a DFB-Pokal match which earned him a yellow card, saying, “I must not do things like this.” In July 2014, Robben admitted to diving in the first half of Netherlands’ match against Mexico in the last 16 round of the 2014 World Cup, but maintained that he had not dived for the decisive penalty he won in stoppage time which Netherlands converted to win 2–1. Following the incident, Robben’s former manager at Chelsea, José Mourinho, said that Robben’s speed and creativity cause opponents who cannot stop him to foul him, but “sometimes [Robben] tries to get an advantage, or to get a penalty”. Robben married his girlfriend Bernadien Eillert on 9 June 2007 in Groningen. The two met while in high school in the city, at the Kamerlingh Onnes, and have two sons, Luka (born 2008) and Kai (born 2012) and a daughter, Lynn (born 2010). Robben’s father, Hans, works as his agent. The circumstances of Arjen and Bernadien’s first meeting have been reported by his former youth coach, Barend Beltman: “Arjen was driven and determined at a young age. He was always on time, never late. But one Friday afternoon he showed up 15 minutes past the start of practice. I asked him what was going on. ‘We were at the market square, having fun,’ he said. There were some girls with him and his friends, so I asked, ‘Was she worth it?’ ‘Yes, trainer, she was,’ he told me. I told him to get his gear and join the training session. At his wedding, I heard the woman he met that day was now his wife and mother of his children. Bernadien is her name.” Robben has a sponsorship deal with German sportswear and equipment supplier Adidas. Robben features in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series, and was the third-highest-rated player in FIFA 15.