Netherlands boss Danny Blind is concerned with the lack of game time Robin van Persie has received with Fenerbahce.

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van persie fenerbaVan Persie spoke of his frustration at a lack of starts at Fenerbahce two weeks ago, but he once again began the weekends tie with Akhisar on the bench.

The striker now joins up with the Dutch national team as captain due to the absence of Arjen Robben, and coach Danny Blind has acknowledged that Van Persie’s situation in Turkey is not ideal going into the must win games against the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan.

Blind told a press conference, “For him and for us this is not the most ideal situation. You want your players to play. On Thursday he played an entire game against Celtic, but the situation is that one of your main players is not in the starting line-up weekly. ”

Out of his 12 Fenerbahce appearances so far this season, Van Persie has started six on the bench, while he has only completed ninety minutes twice.

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