Young Lions ready to roar at Euro 2012 despite Dutch defeat, claims Van Persie
Robin van Persie has told England not to get too down after their defeat to Holland and reassured them they can still succeed at Euro 2012.
The Arsenal striker had a quiet game, playing up front for the Dutch in the first half, but Arjen Robben's brilliant double plus a stunning header from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sealed a 3-2 friendly win at Wembley.
England caretaker boss Stuart Pearce put out a young side missing the likes of John Terry and Wayne Rooney through injury, but the Three Lions nearly secured a draw after Gary Cahill and Ashley Young's late strikes pulled the scores level.
Overshadowed: Gary Cahill outjumps a subdued Robin van Persie at Wembley
Robben had the final say almost immediately after Young's superb finish but Van Persie told England to look on the bright side.
The Arsenal striker insists England's young Lions can do well in Poland and Ukraine this summer despite Wednesday night's result.
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'England are a very good team,' said Van Persie. 'They were a bit younger but they played well and they are a very good side. They have a massive chance of playing well in the Euros.
'Both teams played well. To be fair they scored in the 90th minute, we had one last attack which was a bit lucky in the end and pulled it back.
Touch of class: Ashley Young (right) scored with a brilliant chipped finish
'It was a nice win, five goals, a good game of football and everybody is happy.
'It was a very useful [warm-up game]. Everybody showed that, everybody was committed and there were a few good tackles in the game.'