Robin van Persie was tonight named PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) Player of the Year. At the awards ceremony in London this evening, Robin was handed the trophy after his fellow professionals voted him the best player of 2011-12.
Speaking afterwards the captain said, “If other people are saying it, it is special, but it is even more special if your opponents are saying it.
“It is very special because you are playing against them week in, week out and every single player does everything to win, and in the end, if they make up their minds that I’m the best player, it is a big honour.”
Robin was quick to praise those who have contributed to this individual honour, saying, “Thanks Arsenal, my team mates, colleagues, my family and of course my friends and fans for this magnificent award. It’s a real honour!
“Without them I could not have achieved it,” he said. “For example, Theo Walcott, he has given me more than 12 assists and I do really appreciate that.”
He was also named in the PFA team of the year but it was him and 10 other cunts so there’s no point going on about it.
Well done, Robin.