Holland and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, has revealed that he has been playing in pain for the last six years.
The Dutchman who is currently having trouble with his groin, admits that he cannot recall a game in which he was free of pains or aches.
“I’ve been playing in pain for the last five or six years; every single game,” Van Persie said during a press conference on Sunday ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
“I can’t really think of one game where I didn’t have a niggle or pain somewhere.
“I’m used to that. I know, together with the team and with the medical staff, how to deal with that.
“I’m the one who looks at that and manages that.”