Sunday, June 6, 2010

Van Persie 'fears the worst' for Arjen Robben

Robin Van Persie hopes all will be well with crocked team-mate Arjen Robben

The Arsenal striker continued his remarkable comeback with another of his trademark finish to ensure the cancellation of Balazs Dzudzsak's early opener for the visitors. Before Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben (2), Mark Van Bommel and Eljero Elia added their names to the scoresheet, to help the Netherlands to a comfortable 6-1 win over Hungary in a friendly match at Amsterdam yesterday.

Celebrations have been low-key as the Bayern Munich winger, who scored a brace for the Dutch team after appearing as a second-half substitute, limped off during the final moments of the encounter and has since being taken for a scan.

Coach Bert Van Marwijk confirmed Robben would not travel to South Africa with the rest of the squad and would undergo further scans today to determine the extent of the damage caused by the hamstring.

Commenting on the state of the injury Robin Van Persie said: "We fear the worst. When I see something like that it's hard to be optimistic. I saw the agony on his face.

"When you can't walk off and drag your injured leg along, you know what's coming next. This could be a massive blow to us."