By Joe Brewin

Robin van Persie believes England have enough quality to challenge for Euro 2012 glory.

Van Persie played the first half of Holland’s dramatic 3-2 friendly victory over Stuart Pearce’s side before being replaced at the interval.

And the Dutchman says England’s youthful squad can shine in Poland and Ukraine this summer.

“England are a very good team,” said Van Persie. “They were a bit younger but they played well and they are a very good side. They have a massive chance of playing well in the Euros.

“Both teams played well. To be fair they scored in the 90th minute, we had one last attack which was a bit lucky in the end and pulled it back. It was a nice win, five goals, a good game of football and everybody is happy.

“It was a very useful [warm-up game]. Everybody showed that, everybody was committed and there were a few good tackles in the game.”

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1 Mar 2012