The striker admits that he owes his coach for making him captain of the Dutch national side and says that Netherlands will "do something special" at the World Cup
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Van Persie has tipped the Oranje to "do something special" in Brazil and praised the coach's leadership.
"Van Gaal gave me all the confidence I can ask for. He made me the main striker, my favourite position, at last. He made me captain. I owe him something," Van Persie told The Blizzard.
"So I will be as sharp as a knife in Brazil. I will walk on fire for him if I have to – like the rest of the team.
"We have a lot of options. Our coach has a lot of choices over there. I think we are going to do something special."
Netherlands will face Chile, Australia and reigning champions Spain in Group B at the finals.