Robin van Persie hopes he can continue playing international football until he is 40 and has made it clear that he wants to extend his career as much as possible.
The 30-year-old has endured a very stop and start career thanks to being plagued by injury and last season at Manchester United, he spent a lot of time on the injury table in comparison to an injury free season in 2012/13.
Despite the damage that his previous injuries may have left behind, Van Persie is hungry to continue playing for as long as possible.
“I want to play at least 100 games for the Netherlands. That’s something unique, only 5 players have done that,” he said.
“I want to play for the Netherlands until I’m 38 or 40. The longest of all. That’s one of my goals in my career.”
Van Persie is going to have a tough time of it staying fit until that age if he is going to continue playing international football but from United’s perspective, it’s good to hear he still has the desire to better himself and keep going.
With 83 caps to his name, Van Persie is already Holland’s highest ever goalscorer with 42 but if he can continue to anywhere near 40 years old, he’ll be able to add plenty more to his tally.