The absence of Man Utd star Robin van Persie not an excuse for Netherlands performance says Sneijder [divider]
The absence of Netherlands stars Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben cannot be used as an excuse for the teams performance against Turkey according to Wesley Sneijder.
The Netherlands captain underlined that his sides performance in the 1-1 draw at the Amsterdam Arena was simply not good enough.
“In the second half we have we played more opportunistic, especially after Bas Dost came on the pitch. We didn’t play bad, but we didn’t play good as well,” Sneijder was quoted as saying by Goal.
Sneijder also stressed that Guus Hiddink was not to blame and that everyone was at fault for failing to win.
“We cannot blame the coach for this result. We have to be sharper and we must not point the finger to someone else. The absence of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben may not be an excuse as well,” he added.
Snejder took the shot that took a deflection off Huntelaar before hitting the back of the net for the equaliser.
The 30-year-old joined Galatasaray from Inter in January 2013 and has a total of 30 goals and 14 assists in 93 games for the Lions.