Van Persie with a knee injury question mark for a duel with Bulgaria
The Dutch national team Sunday in the world cup qualifier against Bulgaria as possible, do not rely on Robin van Persie. The topschutter all-time Orange held a knee injury on his comeback on Thursday against France (4-0).
“It does very much pain”, said Van Persie, who on his knee Friday examination by the medical staff. The 34-year-old attacker is in doubt whether he can participate against Bulgaria.
The striker of Fenerbahçe was already ready to fall when Kevin Strootman with his second yellow card of the field was sent. Coach Dick Advocaat decided to Van Persie yet to bring in, but the Dutchman saw on the field how the damage for Orange, only bigger.
Touched Van Persie soon injured in a duel with Samuel Umtiti, he played the match out. “I got a huge turn on when I wanted to shoot, so dragged my leg across the ground. Not pleasant, that knee does hurt a lot.”
Orange sanctioned by France in Paris
The Dutch national team has once again a heavy blow received in the kwalificatiereeks for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next year in Russia. Orange suffered in Paris a painful and completely losing defeat against France: 4-0.
Assistant coach Ruud Gullit for the match in a tête-à-tête with the French keuzeheer Didier Deschamps.
Debutant Timothy Fosu-Mensah started out as right back to Orange.
Quincy Promes had a rise to Orange if left.
Minister-president Mark Rutte watched the match next to the French president, Emmanuel Macron.
Antoine Griezmann put France in the fourteenth minute lead.
Griezmann shot touch after a combination with fellow striker Olivier Giroud.
Arjen Robben and the Dutch attack came in the first half total not to pass.
Kevin Strootman and the Dutch midfield were overrun for peace.
Wesley Sneijder had in the rest in the kleedkamper left behind.
Robben came less than los of the French full-Layvin Kurzawa.
Kevin Strootman was red (two times yellow) after playing for an hour.
Robben got twenty minutes before time, yet still a good chance for Orange, but he’s headed next. Then ran to France to 4-0.
The Dutch team now has a record number of tegendoelpunten for a world cup kwalificatiereeks. Orange cashed in seven matches, ten goals.
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Robin Van Persie
Van Persie was the Netherlands all had done in Paris. “Beforehand we knew that France is a very good team. Well, you have that also on the field can see. It is a great result, but France was just better”, gave the returned international on the NOS.
Van Persie wanhoopte not in Paris. “Thanks to the victory of Bulgaria in Sweden (3-2, eds.) there is for us still a great opportunity.”
“Hope is always there and certainly now. We must ourselves pick up and stay positive. Sunday against Bulgaria, we need everything to be in the race to stay.”
Dutch national team means a chance at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS despite dramatic loss