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Robin van Perise talks up Netherlands' chances of winning the World Cup

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2.16K   //    30 May 2014, 11:19 IST
Robin van Persie will be leading the line for the Netherlands in Brazil

Manchester United striker and The Netherlands captain Robin van Persie has spoken about Netherland’s chances of winning the World Cup in Brazil and why they have the ability to win the trophy.

Speaking to the Guardian he said, “In recent history, Holland have always been among the contenders for the World Cup,”

“We have a great team. A good mix of experience, skill and young talent. For a lot of us it will be the last chance, the last cry of a generation. Players like me. Like Wesley Sneijder, Raphaël van der Vaart and others.

“Personally, I’m in my best period. Van Gaal gave me all the confidence I can ask for. He made me the main striker, my favourite position. At last! He made me captain. I owe him something. So I will be as sharp as a knife in Brazil. I will walk on fire for him if I have to. Like the rest of the team.

“We have a lot of options. Our coach has a lot of choices over there. I think we are going to do something special: like in 2010 but hopefully this time winning the final.”

Robin van Persie had a frustrating injury hit campaign with Manchester United this season and had failed to find form from when he helped the Red Devils to win their 20th League title in Sir Alex Ferguson's last season. This might be his final World Cup for the Netherlands and the fans of Orange have high hopes for him and the team to shine in Brazil.

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