Robin van Persie, Netherlands forward, on his side's 6-0 win against Latvia:
We felt the pressure on us from all sides. I was a bit more nervous for than usual – after all, we are human beings too. But when you start a match the way we did tonight and put in such a good performance, I can only be satisfied. We took the early lead this time, which was not what happened in the other Group A matches. When that happens, you can play a lot more easily. This was a fantastic game and we can build on this. We have started a series now, to be continued next year.
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