Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie has described how it felt to face his former side Feyenoord for the first time when they met in the Europa League on Thursday

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van persie ffffThe striker, who spent five years with Feyenoord early in his career, come off the bench late on in Fenerbahce’s 1-0 win in the Europa League.

Afterwards, van Persie spoke to NOS, “Last Friday I started to train with the first team squad again after a while out. I am really enjoying the training it’s the Dutch football school during training as we have a good warming up with focus on positional play and small team exercises and that’s how I was raised playing football.

“I came on as a substitute today and with small steps I hope to start and play more regularly we have an upcoming league game this Sunday and then the international break during that time I want to train hard and get fit “.

“I thought it was really special to play against Feyenoord. It has only taken 13 years I hope in the next game against Feyenoord to play more minutes. Our next games in the group are against Manchester United home and away which are also nice games for me.

Van Persie was asked about his chances of returning to the Dutch national tea, he responded, “In regards to getting back in contention for the Dutch national team I am aware of how things go in football but I am available for selection but at this moment in time it is important for me to play regularly for Fenerbahce and then we will see what the future will bring. In the meantime I wish the Dutch national team all the best. I will be watching the games and hoping that they win.”

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