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Robin van Persie: My injury lay-off will make be better

17 April 2010 10:14
Robin van Persie says his five months of rehabilitation will benefit him in the long run.

The striker ruptured his ankle ligaments in November, the latest of a series of bad injuries that have blighted his career at Arsenal, but made an instant impact when he came on during his team's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.

'The amount of hard work I put in (during my rehabilitation) was incredible,' said Van Persie, who incorporated gym work, swimming and sprinting into his daily routine.

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'I would start at 10am and get home at 8.30pm. Sometimes I was so tired I could not even drive.

'So I had no fear about how I would feel or about my shape when I would make my comeback.

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'I just know that if my body is in good shape, I don't have to worry about a thing on the pitch.

'That's why I had the confidence to turn it all on immediately from the first minute I came on.'

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Source: Daily_Mail