Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has said that his injury lay-off during the recently completed English Premier League season will help him fire Holland to World Cup glory.
Van Persie missed most of the last season with an ankle injury but feels that it may be a blessing in disguise as he strives for victory with the Oranje.
“We’ll have to see in the next couple of weeks whether that’s the case,” said van Persie. “But I feel very, very fresh.
“I know some of the boys have been tired with the travelling and stuff, but I don’t mind waiting around for two hours or staying in a hotel a long time because I’m back with the team.
“Physically and even mentally, there’s more to come. You can be very tired when you start a tournament after playing 60 or 70 games in a season, but I’ve only played 25 and I’m ready physically and mentally.
“I recover quickly after games and the physios are working very hard with me, so it’s looking good.”