January 16th, 2017 — 12:30pm
Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has picked out struggling Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen as a player he wants to transform into a Premier League star.
Van Persie is convinced that he can offer tips to his fellow Dutchman that can make a big difference to the player and improve his game. The player who himself, has not been a part of Danny Blind’s plans recently believes that he can act as a mentor to the younger players to help them improve their game.
Janssen has made little impact since making the move to White Hart Lane from AZ Alkmaar in the summer for 18million euros. The 22-year old has scored just 3 goals in 20 matches this season – all of which have been from the penalty spot.
Premier League legend, RVP, who had prolific spells at Arsenal for eight years and Manchester United for three years, believes he can assist Janssen into a smooth transition and adaptation into the Premier League through his interaction with the Holland international and develop him into a bona fide star. Continue reading »
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November 17th, 2016 — 10:18am
Robin van Persie has been highly respected for his services to the Netherlands national team.
The Dutch striker won his 100th cap when he featured in the final minutes of a 2–1 away victory over Kazakhstan in Euro 2016 qualifying last October.
And the former Manchester United and Arsenal man has taken to Instagram to flaunt the awards he has been presented with for reaching the milestone of 100th commemoration cap.
“I am more than happy to have received the UEFA 100th commemoration cap, the KNVB golden plate and the UEFA 100 Club medal at home,” Van Persie captioned the images.
“I am proud I had the opportunity to be able to receive this. It has been a milestone in my career. Thank you KNVB, UEFA, FIFA for organizing great matches and amazing tournaments and to all of those who have been there and who have been supporting me along the way.”
The Fenerbahce in-form striker, who happens to be the eighth man from Netherlands to manage a century of caps, is his country’s all-time leading goal scorer with 50 goals to his name
Regardless of never having won international silverware, Van Persie noticeably participated in leading the team to a runner-up and third place finish in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups respectively.
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September 25th, 2016 — 10:14am
Robin van Persie has scored 50 goals for the Netherlands national football team and this is the highest amount that any player has ever scored for the national side, even though he has been so prolific with Netherlands, the veteran attacker has not been playing such an important role for his country as he was not included in their approaching matches.
During the UEFA 2016 Euro’s, Van Persie was replaced by ArjenRobben as the captain of the national side and he has been playing more of a substitute role than anything else in recent times.
Netherlands has to face off with Sweden on September 6 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier and Van Persie was not included in the team of the head coach Danny Blind.
All of the forwards that Danny Blind announced for these upcoming games are: Bas Dost, Klaas Jan-Huntelaar, Vincent Janssen, Luuk de Jong, JurgenLocadia, Luciano Narsingh and Quincy Promes.
Despite being the all-time top goal-scorer of Netherlands, it seems like Van Persie’s spot in the national side is starting to banish but this is not something surprising to see as players who reach a certain age begin to lose their influence in teams that are competitive and this occurs even more regularly with national sides as there are more players trying to find their place in the first team and more youngsters emerge at a faster pace.
At the age of 33, Robin van Persie is not the same explosive player he once was and there are younger players who are being given the chance to prove their worth.
Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2016 UEFA Euro’s and Danny Blind is eager to turn the national side into one that is able to compete and become the titans that they once were some time ago.
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July 25th, 2016 — 2:04pm
Did you witness the Turkish Cup finals? The confrontation between Robin Van Persie and Lukas Podolski was a treat to watch and those who did definitely loved the encounter.
The cup finals showcased the Gunners as well as Germany and two players confronted who have had a history together. The physical battle that was found on the field was a rare occurrence as most fights are averted in some form or the other on the playing field these days.
Both men had been part of Arsenal, which made the clash interesting to watch. Podolski had departed with an amicable goodbye from the team. Most of the Gooners wished him well in his further pursuits as he was loaned out to Inter Milan. He then joined the Turkish outfit in a permanent way. Continue reading »
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May 25th, 2016 — 10:51am
There is news that Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua might be interested in signing the former Arsenal and Manchester United player.
The Dutchman might be joining a growing number of European players that have joined the Chinese Super League as China keeps developing a league that could rival the J-League.
Robin van Persie is currently playing for the Turkish side Fenerbahce since his move from Manchester United. There are reports that he might not be happy playing with the Turkish side as he seeks to look for other opportunities in the summer.
Van Persie joined Fenerbahce in July 2015 for a fee that was reported to be around €5 million. Since then he has been proving to be an absolute bargain for the Turkish side as he keeps scoring goals one after the other. So far he has made 45 appearances for Fenerbahce and managed to score 20 goals for them. Continue reading »
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April 28th, 2016 — 2:49pm
Robin Van Persie missed out of the crucial match against Konyaspor in the Turkish super Ligue this weekend. The Ex-Arsenal striker didn’t prosecute the encounter as he was out due to an unknown injury. The Netherland International, who matched Thierry Henry’s 30 goals in one season record in the 2011/2012 at the Emirates, played full 90 minutes in the game against Osmanlispor in the same Super Lig.
Late last year, the center forward missed a match due to calf injury in the match against Gaziantepspor. He also missed the group A Europa league match against Celtic and the UEFA Champions League qualification game with Shakhtar Donesk where they lost by a whopping three-nil.
The Dutchman’s injury records are decent in the Turkish league compared to the stretch of matches he missed while in the English Premier League. The calf injury and this last unknown injury are the only two he has suffered form this season at the Turkish Super Ligue.
However, in the Turkiye Kupasi, he missed out twice in January this year due to an unknown injury and in the quarter finals first leg due to influenza last month. Still, he has played 40 matches in all competitions this season for the club scoring 15 goals Continue reading »
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November 26th, 2015 — 12:58pm
Victor Valdes has not performed in any of the 3 opening matches of the season of Manchester United and it doesn’t seem like the Spanish goal-keeper will be appearing in any competitive match for the Premier League club anytime soon as it’s believed that his relationship with Louis van Gaal has been deteriorated.
The Spanish shot-stopper is in the transfer list of Manchester United as Louis van Gaal wants to offload him from Old Trafford and one of the main reasons of why it’s rumored on why Valdes does not play any importance in the Premier League club is because the player refused to participate in a reserve match which ultimately led to Valdes having a war of words with the Dutch manager.
The former Barcelona player has admitted that he is a complicated person to work with as Victor Valdes told the media: “I am a very difficult person to work and live with. My wife deserves the biggest of trophies. I was very lucky to have so many seasons with Guardiola. In addition to being a teacher to many of us, he was always able to communicate greatly with everyone and knowing how to adapt to talk to different people in the dressing room’’
“That’s the most challenging thing for a coach, to adapt their own pride to be able to speak to everyone with their different egos” Continue reading »
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