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Former Chelsea star Arjen Robben has revealed that his wife Bernadien contracted the coronavirus and then admitted that she struggled to breathe during her battle with the deadly disease.
Robben has revealed how difficult it was for his family and appreciated friends who helped him.
Robben featured on a Bayern-centred podcast, via Bild, and said: “The worst thing for my wife was that she felt this pressure on her chest and had trouble breathing. That was absolutely not a nice feeling.
“You also notice how long it lasts. It’s not as if you feel better after a day or two. I’m very glad that it didn’t get too bad.”
Robben and his wife were restricted to their home, and it was friends of the couple who helped them get groceries and took their dog out for a walk every day.
He added: “Fortunately we have very dear friends who helped us then. But that was a strange situation, you can’t go out at all.
“There are purchases that are then placed in front of the door. You can bring that in later.
“We also have a dog that we are not allowed to go to the forest with. Friends picked up the dog and went for a walk with it.”
Bernadien has since recovered from coronavirus, and Robben admitted his relief.
“Fortunately, everything was still under control, but not nice,” he said.
“She felt really bad, but fortunately she has been tested negative now and is feeling better.”