Robin van Persie will still retire at the end of the season despite his good form for Feyenoord at the moment.

The 35-year-old announced he was to retire at the end of the season earlier this year. However, he has since went on to score several goals for Feyenoord, including a hattrick against Emmen and this has led to calls for him to postpone his retirement.

Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, Van Persie was asked if he is still ending his career at the end of the season, he responded, “The approach is stopping and it has not changed. And that will not change. I think.”

Asked if he had doubts, he added, “No, I do not doubt. Certainly not. I only get that question if I want to continue if I make goals. Not if we lose. I have been clear. But it is difficult. Because what is the right time to stop? ”

Van Persie wants to make way for the next generation of Feyenoord talents, “Orkun Kökçü, Wouter Burger, Jordy Wehrmann and Dylan Vente we have plenty of boys coming. Those guys have to get their chance. For me it’s all about that, for those guys it’s only just beginning. That’s fine. “

The striker is still unsure about a farewell match, “That option is there. From the club. A brilliant gesture from Martin van Geel and Feyenoord. Whenever I want, there will be a farewell match. But I still have to come back to Van Geel. I will do that first before I publicly answer that question. I do not have to ask for it myself, that is too much forcing from me and I do not like that. ”

Van Persie definitely doesn’t want a farewell like Sneijder got from the Dutch national team, “Wesley’s game was very much forced, I thought. This is, in my opinion, the only way. The club offers something, that’s nice. But I really have to think about it. ”

You can read the full interview with Van Persie here.




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