Netherlands striker delighted with Spain strike.
Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie feels his diving header in his side’s 5-1 World Cup win over Spain was the best of his career, according to ESPN.
The 30-year-old stretched superbly to meet a long ball from left-back Daley Blind to score a crucial equaliser against the reigning world champions, in a game that then became rather one-sided as Louis van Gaal’s side ran riot with an emphatic opening day victory.
After a frustrating season at club level for United, van Persie will have been pleased to play such a key role in a hugely important game for his country at this summer’s World Cup, with the win over holders Spain putting Holland in the driving seat in Group B.
Van Persie has been known throughout his career for a fierce strike with his left foot, and has scored many memorable goals in the Premier League with both Arsenal and United, though he now claims that his stunning diving header against Vicente del Bosque’s side is the best eh has ever scored.
“It is the best goal of my career. It was a brilliant goal – even I have to say that,” he said.
“I look at the occasion, and this was one of the biggest so far in my career. It was a bit of a gamble, but I spotted Casillas off his line before the cross came in. It was a header, but a lobbed header – a great goal.”
The Dutch marksman went on to score another in the 5-1 rout, while Arjen Robben also netted a brace and defender Stefan de Vrij claimed the third.
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