Robin van Persie scores a stunning goal against Spain in FIFA World Cup 2014 © AFP
Captain Robin van Persie sought to temper Dutch excitement with a dose of his own experience but had to admit his opening goal against Spain on Friday was worthy of a brief party. (How Netherlands Humiliated Spain | Match Report)
"I've been to five tournaments now and so I know it's just the start. I don't want us to be too excited about the first win, it's only three points," he told reporters after the Netherlands upset the world champions in a stunning start to World Cup Group B with a 5-1 triumph at the Fonte Nova arena.