We all know International breaks are boring, but that isn’t enough to make me hate them.
What does make me hate them is the unneccessary injuries our players inevitably pick up. Last night Robin van Persie suffered what could well turn out to be a serious ankle injury in a friendly against Italy:
It’s a concern, especially with Robin being in such tremendous form this season. That said, it was probably unrealistic to expect him to last the season without sustaining some form on injury. Until we get some further indication on the serious of the injury then it’s impossible to know how significantly it’ll affect our chances of success.
One of the few positives to come out of last night was Eduardo netting twice for Croatia – if Robin is our for any period of time, we’re going to have to rely on his goalscoring instinct to dig us out of that particular hole.
Aaron Ramsey was also in terrific form for Wales, but it was against Scotland, so I’m not sure if that counts.
More on Robin when we get it.