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The former Dutch international has played for a host of clubs in a prolific career.

Van Hooijdonk: It's fun to be back at IG Masters Football Singapore

The former Dutch international has played for a host of clubs in a prolific career.

Dentsu Sports Asia

The former Netherlands striker bagged both the Golden Boot and the overall championship title at last year's edition, and was more than happy to return this time

He racked up the goals during last year's inaugural edition, and Pierre van Hooijdonk is delighted to be back this year for the IG Masters Football Sixes Singapore Cup 2013.

The former Dutch international blasted his way to the Golden Boot as he led the EPL All-Stars to the title, and he repeated the feat against on Sunday afternoon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Although they fell 7-5 to Liverpool in the final, the 43-year-old was nevertheless happy to make a return to the tournament.

"It was nice really [last year] and you know what to expect after last year, [and] I loved it [this time]," he told Goal Singapore on the sidelines of the tournament.

"The Singapore [Legends] made a big impression on me last year, so to be back here with the lads [again], it is a lot of fun. Of course, the main thing is the tournament and everybody is enjoying themselves, you know; the crowd is going mad and [team-mate] Michael Thomas was unbelievable."

The former Celtic, Nottingham Forest, Benfica and Feyenoord star also claimed that enjoying the game is more important than aiming to win.

"No, I have never set any targets, [not even] when I was a professional football player either," he said.

"It’s just [that] you have quite a bit of opportunities in this [Masters] game, you know, because the pitch is smaller.

"You go out there, have a laugh, enjoy yourself and try to win and at the end of the day if you don’t win, well, [you are just] unlucky."

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