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.