Van Persie’s career has never quite scaled the heights it has always promised on doing, purely because of his tendency to pick up injury.
After two relatively uninterrupted years at Arsenal and Manchester United, van Persie has suffered with problems this season, and thus hasn’t netted the number of goals fans have become accustomed to witnessing.
The Manchester United striker was withdrawn recently in a friendly between the Netherlands and Wales, complaining of a pain in his groin, and now remains a big concern for Louis van Gaal.
If the Netherlands wish to impress this summer, van Persie’s fitness will need to be at its peak. And as of yet, it remains to be seen whether this will be the case.