Despite taking to the pitch against Slovakia, the Oranje forward states he still does not know whether he will be on the field in their tournament opener versus Denmark on June 9
The Gunners hitman comes into the championships in Poland and Ukraine on the back of a prolific 2011-12 campaign, but the Schalke attacker has been equally as impressive in front of goal this season, giving coach Bert van Marwijk a selection headache.
Van Persie was given the nod to start up top against Slovakia in a warm-up friendly last week, which ended 2-0 in the Netherlands' favor, but he still harbors doubts over being given a starting place by the Oranje boss during the tournament.
"I do not know if I am the No.1 striker," he told OnsOranje. "I really do not know. Nobody knows that yet. Van Marwijk will go for a striker who works well with the midfield, but that can also be Klaas.
"In recent years, he has developed very well, but I can develop too. There is always room for improvement."
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