Robin Van Persie and Memphis Depay were involved in a training ground altercation when they were with their national team. Van Persie who has lost his place in the national team to Huntelaar has also found it tough to break into the first team for his club Fenerbahce. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker is in a very difficult situation in his career and that frustration might have boiled over during the altercation with Depay.
According De Telegraaf ,
Daley Blind on the incident said: “It was a discussion during a training about a ball that should have been given over. Something like that happens often. There are sometimes situations in training where players think different. There you are talking about it. That’s what happened and then it was over.”
He also added,” That was not the reason that Van Persie, who at Fenerbahçe also regularly sits on the bench started on the bench against the Kazakhs. It played no role for me.”
The Netherlands are in a very tight spot as poor results have seen their chances of qualifying for the Euros getting slimmer and slimmer. With only the last game left to play for in the qualifiers,the Dutch need to win their game and also hope that Turkey will drop points. Stars like Memphis Depay,Arjen Robben and Daley Blind missing out on the Euros will affect the tournament as well as Dutch football which seems to be at its lowest ebb.