Van Persie: “I’m not very happy at this moment”

by Sam Peoples

Robin van Persie has admitted he’s currently unhappy with his playing situation out in Turkey at Fenerbahce.

The Dutch striker was brought on in the 77th minute against Bursaspor and went on to score the winner only a few minutes after being coming on as a substitute.

However, despite scoring the winner, van Persie has said he’s not happy with being left on the bench.

“To be honest, I am not very happy at this moment,” he said.

“I was not happy that I started on the bench. I am fully fit, physically very well and able to play for 90 minutes.
“The only right answer I could give was with what I did: helping the team to get the victory.”


Despite van Persie’s frustrations, and the fact he came on to score the winner, Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira stood by his decision.

“I would play more players if we were allowed to play 22 or 25 players,” Pereira said.

“The players can like or not like what I do, but I must take decisions. I am happy with Van Persie’s performance after being brought on to the pitch.

“It would be bad if he wasn’t unhappy about being a substitute. This proves that he wants to play.”

Van Persie wasn’t happy at United when he had to play second fiddle to Wayne Rooney and it looks like that is the case once again for him at Fenerbahce.

United’s problems up front this season may have been very public but I for one and happy that he was let go by Louis van Gaal because I can’t imagine he would have brought anything dynamic at all into attack.

All van Persie can do is knuckle down and try to work his way into the starting XI I suppose. His frustrations probably revolve around the fact he wants to be in the squad for Euro 2016 but even more so than that, Netherlands may not even qualify.

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