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Van Gaal congratulates record breaker Van Persie

12 October 2013 00:02

Louis van Gaal heaped praise on Robin van Persie after he became Netherlands' record goalscorer with a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over Hungary.

Van Persie's treble moved him onto 41 goals for his country – beating Patrick Kluivert's previous record of 40.

Van Gaal's side may have secured their qualification for Brazil 2014 last month, but that did not stop them turning in a devastating performance that their beleaguered opponents simply could not deal with, as Kevin Strootman and Jeremain Lens added first-half goals to the two scored by Van Persie, with a Szilard Devecseri own goal coming after the Manchester United striker had sealed his hat-trick – and the record.

Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart added late free-kicks to complete the rout, but it was Van Persie who came in for specific praise from his coach.

"This (breaking the record) is a great achievement," Van Gaal told SBS6. "But ultimately it is all about the way the team puts him in contention.

"The best part of the evening I found (was) that we were trying to squeeze for 90 minutes

"This is a difficult process to squeeze after losing possession. It's the first time we were able to keep going.

"The whole team put in a performance, we took a big step tonight."

Netherlands face Turkey in their final Group D match on Tuesday aiming to complete their qualifying campaign unbeaten.

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8 - 1

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
11 October 2013
Game week
9
Kick-off
20:30
Half-time
4 - 0
Full-time
8 - 1
Venue
Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam)
Attendance
52027

Goals

R. van Persie 16'
(assist by D. Janmaat) 
1 - 0
K. Strootman 25'
(assist by J. Lens) 
2 - 0
J. Lens 38'  
3 - 0
R. van Persie 44'
(assist by A. Robben) 
4 - 0
4 - 1
47' B. Dzsudzsák (PG)
R. van Persie 53'
(assist by A. Robben) 
5 - 1
S. Devecseri (OG) 65'  
6 - 1
7 - 1
A. Robben 90'  
8 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
2
3
11 90'
10 86'
6 64'
7 38'
8 25'
5
9 16' 44' 53'
Coach: L. van Gaal

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