The 27-year old striker was at the thick of the action for his country yesterday, in their final World Cup Group E game against Cameroon.
Van Persie created some good chances for the Netherlands, but succeeded in converting just one. The Oranje had the better of the opening exchanges, and our man was very close to opening his World Cup account, after Rafael Van der Vaart had picked him up in the center of the pitch with a clever pass, Van Persie recieved the ball perfectly, but the resultant shot was too tame to trouble the Cameroonian goal keeper.
However, a few minutes later, Van Persie flagged off the match' proceedings with a beautiful opener courtesy a slick one-two with the impressive Van der Vaart. Being in an advantageous position the striker picked his spot and fired a low shot at the far post beyond the reach of the goalie.
Van Persie was very close to registering his third World Cup goal some minutes after resumption, but for Hamidou who did well to save the Arsenal man' shot from 20 yards.
Robin was visibly elated with his performance, and insists he's ready to duel the impressive Slovaks who ended the Italians miserable World Cup outing in fashion yesterday: "We'll play Slovakia in the second round instead of Italy, it's really good news. It's a good draw," he enthused.
"That said, we should not underestimate the Slovaks. They beat the Italians 3-2, it means something. They are a good team to have beaten Italy.
"It feels good to score. During the first two games (Denmark and Japan) I wasn't at my best, today (yesterday) I was at my level best, and I am happy for that."