Arjen Robben has thanked Dutch fans for their support, claiming he has "never had a week like this" before.
The winger was booed by supporters of his club side, Bayern Munich, when the German giants faced Netherlands in a friendly last week. Bayern fans were unhappy with the 28-year-old's extra-time penalty miss in their eventual shootout defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final.
Robben has received positive words from a number of his footballing colleagues, and after Netherlands' 2-1 friendly defeat to Bulgaria on Saturday, the former Real Madrid man also thanked fans from his homeland.
"I want to thank the Dutch supporters [for a standing ovation]. It's fantastic to receive so much support. I never had a week like this; it was very hard but that's the life of a professional athlete," Robben told SBS.
"Sometimes everyone thinks you're a p***k and sometimes you're a hero. Last week, I was a p***k. But I will be there on June 9 [for Netherlands' Euro 2012 opener with Denmark], I can assure you."
Netherlands are next in action when they face Slovakia in another friendly on Wednesday.