Van Persie pulls out of Dutch side to face Germany
Published 12/11/2012 | 13:38
Robin van Persie today pulled out of the Holland squad to face Germany on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.
Four of the players named on the standby list by coach Louis van Gaal last week - Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and PSV Eindhoven's Jeremain Lens, Luciano Narsingh and Kevin Strootman - were not deemed fit enough to be included in the full squad.
Bayern Munich's Dutch winger Arjen Robben is likely to feature against several of his club team-mates and he believes the pressure is on the visitors to bounce back from their stunning collapse against Sweden.
Joachim Low's men led 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Berlin last month only to concede four times to draw 4-4.
Robben told NUsport: "'Die Mannschaft' will be hell-bent on revenge for their last disappointing performance.
"In Germany, especially, there is some pressure after the 4-4 against Sweden. They are keen on bouncing back."