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Adri van Tiggelen believes Robin van Persie should be dropped from the Holland team
Former Netherlands defender Adri van Tiggelen, who won Euro 88 with Holland, has blasted Arsenal striker Robin van Persie after his performance in the 1-0 defeat to Denmark.
The Gunners star started but had a poor game, with his first touch being uncharacteristically awful and the 54-year-old wants to see Klaas-Jan Huntelaar replace the man who has been linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“I guess it is about time that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar starts up front, I am kind of fed up with Robin van Persie,” van Tiggelen told NUSport.
“It is a fact he did an amazing job at Arsenal this season, but his performances have been heavily disappointing in the Netherlands national team.
“Besides, we have two defensive midfielders who are hardly involved in attack. If Denmark benefited from that, Germany and Portugal will definitely do it as well.”
Despite Holland having the better of the ball throughout the game van Tiggelen believes his country deserved to lose.
“We just did not play well,” he explained. “We showed too little passion and fierceness.
“Then I hear people saying that Netherlands had many opportunities to score, but I do not know if those people were watching the same match.
“With our quality, we cannot afford a loss against Denmark. The Dutch players must show some more.”