Van Persie considered comeback: ‘It went through my head for a few hours’ | Football

sport“>He told this on Friday evening in the television program Tiki Taka Touzani.

sport“>”A few months after my farewell at Feyenoord, I played Vincent Kompany’s farewell game in Manchester,” said Van Persie. “There I played with Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, and it went really well. Everything on the right foot, those guys just get it. I took part in the entire match and scored a nice goal. ”

Good feeling

sport“>And that resulted in a call from Kompany the next morning. Vincent said he thought I played well, and I had a good feeling about it myself. I had cramps all over, but it felt good. Back then, it took a few hours in my head to make a comeback. ”

sport“>In the end it did not come to that. “I discussed it at home with my wife and she thought I shouldn’t want it anymore. But of course she left me free in my choice. The day after, so the second day after the race, it didn’t feel so good in my body when I woke up. Then I decided not to do it. ”

‘Not a football body’

sport“>Van Persie acknowledges that ‘fit’ is different from ‘football fit’. “I do all kinds of things together, and that is not convenient for a football player, he has to focus on football. I play padel, tennis, boxing, sit in the gym and do a bridge run in Rotterdam twice a week. I am ‘healthy fit’, but I no longer have a football body. ”

sport“>When asked about his top 5 best Dutch footballers of all time, Van Persie did not mention the name of Arjen Robben, who did make his comeback as a professional footballer this summer. “Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, ​​Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard”, summed up the all-time top scorer of Orange.

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