Turkish international Caner Erkin has hit back at comments made by his Fenerbahçe teammate Robinv van Persie regarding the critical Euro 2016 qualification Group A game.
Van Persie was quoted by the Milliyet as saying: “Don’t ask me why but I am certain the Turks will drop points in their last games so it will be down to us to win.”
Van Persie joined Fenerbahçe on a three-year deal from Manchester United over the summer and already has four goals and one assist for his new side.
Erkin gave his response in the Crescent-Stars press-conference today stating: “That is Robin’s opinion of course we have talked about this before but I certain do no share his opinion.
“We need four points from our last two games and will not let Holland back in.”
Barcelona star Arda Turan also commented on Van Persie’s comment in the same press conference.
Turan was quoted as saying: “I have been hearing a few star players saying stuff about us well it is in our hands now that we beat the Dutch. Of course we wish Kazakhstan all the best.”
The 28-year-old has of course yet to play a single domestic game for his new club Barcelona due to the FIFA transfer ban but is permitted to play international football.
The bearded winger scored in the 3-0 win over the Netherlands in the last round of games which took Turkey above their group rivals and is expected to start against both the Czech Republic and Iceland.
Turkey are currently third in the group two points ahead of the Netherlands who need the Crescent-Stars to drop points to stand any change of making it to the play-off stages.