It had been 2 years since Robin van Persie was able to make his presence in the international stage but in a recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match of Netherlands against France, he was called by Dick Advocaat.
Unfortunately for Robin van Persie, his return to the Netherlands team was a disastrous one as his national team suffered a 4-0 defeat against the French outfit and he could only perform for a few minutes as he came into the pitch at the 64th
minute and was later injured.
The player himself has stated that his injury is not very serious but for some reason, various media outlets are saying the total opposite. Those media outlets are claiming that it’s a very serious injury which could even threaten the professional playing career of Robin van Persie.
Nonetheless, before the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Netherlands and France kicked off on August 31, Robin van Persie displayed his joy in being called up and making a return to his national side as the veteran attacker said: Continue reading Robin van Persie expresses his joy in returning to the Netherlands squad
Like any other Footballer, Robin Van Persie also desires to bring his career to an end playing on his home turf and in front of his own people.
The charismatic forward admits that getting back to his country’s league is something that is in his mind.
He however makes it clear that if he returns to the Holland league, there are only two clubs Feyenoord and Excelsior which he will choose from.
Both these clubs are based in the city of Rotterdam which is also the birthplace of Van Persie.
Van Persie has had a past connection with Feyenoord and Excelsior. His academy days were spent at Excelsior. He remained there from the age of 14 to 16 learning all the basic skills of soccer.
But because of the attitude problem, Excelsior parted ways with him and he was thereafter taken away by Feyenoord where he had his first taste of senior professional Football.
With the skill-set that he had, Van Persie was never going to remain in Holland for a long time. Continue reading Robin Van Persie also desires to bring his career to an end
After spending 8 seasons at the Emirates Stadium as a player of Arsenal, Robin van Persie made a move to Manchester United and this was a controversial transfer as the Dutch attacker joined a rival club of Arsenal.
This transfer was completed back on August of 2012 and during the season of 2011-12, Manchester United finished in 2nd place while Arsenal had to settle with a 3rd
So, why would Arsene Wenger allow Robin van Persie to leave and join one of their main rivals? The French manager has recently revealed the reason of why he gave the green light to make this transfer happen.
During one of the latest press conferences of Arsene Wenger, he was asked about Robin van Persieand what was his reasoning behind letting him go to Manchester United, the 67 year old manager said:
“I let Van Persie go in the last year of his contract because he was 29, going on 30 and he was signing a long-term contract.That is not the case with Alexis. I personally think he will sign and stay here.”
One of the questions that Arsenal supporters are constantly asking Arsene Wenger has been in relation to Alexis Sanchez and if the Chilean player will have the same destiny as Robin van Persie. Continue reading Why was Robin van Persie offloaded to a rival club?
Robin van Persie is set to serve out a two-match ban for taunting a former teammate whilst in action for Fenerbahce, according to reports.
The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker celebrated his goal in the 1-0 victory over archrivals Besiktas in the Turkish Cup earlier this month.
Van Persie did his celebration in front of Oguzhan Ozyakup – whom he knows from his time in the North London outfit. Both players clashed earlier when Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic was sent off. The defender was given the marching orders for a push on Van Persie in the 18-yard box.
Van Persie scored 18 minutes from the end of the game and he quickly sought out Ozyakup. He slid in front of the skipper for the opposing sides, provoking him. The player did not take the issue lightly, speaking strongly against his action after the match. Continue reading RVP GETS TWO-MATCH BAN
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 VAN PERSIE: I CAN HELP VINCENT JANSSEN IMPROVE
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.
Continue reading VAN PERSIE’S 100TH CAP FOR NETHERLANDS
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.
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 Robin Van Persie Confronts Lukas In Turkish Cup Finals
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 Robin van Persie might be going to China during the summer
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 ROBIN VAN PERSIE DOWN WITH UNKNOWN INJURY