Today’s hottie of the day is a 26 year old Dutch footballer who plays for the Netherlands as striker, and also plays for Arsenal where he is vice-captain as well. The 2010 wasn’t his first World Cup, as he participated in the 2006 World Cup as well as the Euro 2008. Persie lives in London with his Moroccan-Dutch wife Bouchra, along with their son Shaqueel & daughter Dina Layla.

    Stats:
  • Date of Birth: 6 August 1983
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Shirt number: 9
  • Position: Forward
  • Current club: Arsenal (ENG)
  • International Caps: 48
  • International Goals: 19

Persie hasn’t been scoring as regularly as he usually does in this year’s World Cup, having only scored one. Below he talks about this, as well as his reaction to being substituted in the 81st minute of the game against Slovakia. It’s really been getting to him and he hopes to at more before the tournament is up.

Here’s what he had to say:

I am not scoring and that eats away at me – at every striker, I think. I’ve had a few small chances. I just want to score.

But one thing I learned in England is that you can miss chances or have a bad first touch, but as a striker there will always be another chance.

I wanted to finish the game. I thought they would take risks in the last 10 minutes and I wanted to exploit that. I could see spaces opening up and I wanted to use them, so I was a bit shocked when I had to go off.

Looking studly on and off the field.

I think what he’s trying to say in the photo on the left is, “Suck it baby,” while on the right he give some manly love to one of his teammates.

Persie is not opposed to manhandling and doesn’t shy away from showing off his assets.