Below I have embedded a video of Robin van Persie’s goal for the Netherlands in their 2-1 loss against Germany on Wednesday evening.
Despite being one of the favorites to win Euro 2012, The Netherlands are hanging on for dear life. Holland lost 2-1 to Germany and currently sit bottom of Group B (the so-called “Group of Death”) with 0 points from their opening 2 games; Bert van Marwijk’s side lost 1-0 to Denmark in their opening game of the Euro 2012 finals.
All four teams in Group B (Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Denmark) were in the top 10 of the FIFA World Rankings at the start of the tournament.
The Oranje have to win against Portugal on Sunday and hope that Germany beat Denmark just to be with a chance of proceeding, and even then it will come down to goal difference.
Given his fantastic form in the Premier League, I am sure that I am not the only person to have bet on RvP to be top goalscorer at the Euros. However, van Persie does not particularly good record in international competitions (his disastrous game against Denmark provides possibly one of the best examples). The fact that Holland could be out in a games time hardly helps. Luckily for me, I also put money on Mario Gomez.