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Mueller wary of van Persie threat

Germany attacker Thomas Mueller has warned his team of the threat posed by Netherlands striker Robin van Persie.

The Arsenal attacker missed several chances in Netherlands’ 1-0 loss to Denmark in their opening Euro 2012 outing, but Mueller feels the Dutchman can cause his side all sorts of problems.

“Netherlands have a good all-round team with top players in each position,” Mueller told De Telegraaf. “We will work hard to limit their action.

“Van Persie, for example, had a great season at Arsenal. Controlling him will be a difficult task.”

Netherlands’ preparations for Wednesday’s match have been disrupted by reports of a dressing room revolt led by vice-captain Rafael van der Vaart, but Mueller is refusing to take anything for granted going into the match.

“Netherlands and Spain are strong teams and have done well in recent years,” he said. “For me, they were one of the favourites to win the tournament.

“They had a bad start, but they remain a dangerous team.”

Germany share top place in Group B with Denmark after defeating Portugal 1-0 in their opening match.

Wed 13 June, 2012
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