Former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf has said that he thinks that star striker Robin van Persie takes up too much responsibility when it comes to the international team. Robin van Persie has had an extraordinary season with Arsenal after he has scored more than 40 goals for both club and country in all competitions, according to the Arsenal news website.

As a result, much was expected from him at the Euro 2012. However, he has so far failed to live up to the expectations. The Netherlands have gone two matches without a win in the group stages of the Euro 2012, which has put their chances of qualification to the quarter finals in jeopardy.

Only a little chance exists for the Dutch to still qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. The 1-0 shock loss at the hands of Denmark and the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in the second match has all but eliminated them from the competition.

However, in both the matches, the Dutch had excellent chances to score and win the match. Robin van Persie has been guilty of missing many chances in both the matches. AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf reckons that Robin van Persie has not been able to deliver for the Dutch at the Euro 2012 due to the fact that he has put more responsibility upon himself.

“It happened to Van Persie at the 2010 World Cup. He takes on the responsibility, maybe too much – a bit like Fernando Torres at Chelsea. He should be flying after a season like he has had with Arsenal. He’s not relaxed enough. When he plays against Arsenal it’s a different Van Persie,” Seedorf told BBC Sport. The 28-year-old striker has so far scored 28 goals for the Dutch national team. He is widely expected to leave Arsenal in the summer, with Juventus emerging as a major candidate for his signature.