Robin van Persie: 'I want to be role model at Feyenoord'

Van Persie: 'I want to be role model'
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Forward Robin van Persie says that he wants to become a role model at Feyenoord after completing a move back to his former club.

Forward Robin van Persie has revealed that he wants to 'set an example' to the younger players at Feyenoord.

Fourteen years after leaving the Dutch club, Van Persie has made a return to the Eredivisie outfit after his contract was cancelled at Fenerbahce.

Van Persie has been brought in to try to help Feyenoord move up the league standings, but the veteran attacker has said that he wants to play a bigger role at the club.

The 34-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: "I have made a fantastic journey since leaving Feyenoord 14 years ago, but I'm happy to return now. I have trained with the team and I feel good. But feeling good is not the same as being able to play matches and it will certainly take time before I reach that level.

"I mainly hope to help younger players by setting an example, like experienced players such as [Dennis] Bergkamp, [Thierry] Henry and [Patrick] Vieira helped me at Arsenal."

Before joining Arsenal in 2004, Van Persie netted 22 goals in 78 appearances for Feyenoord.

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Robin van Persie in action for Fenerbahce against Manchester United in the Europa League on October 20, 2016
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