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Celtic striker relaxed about being Holland substitute

The Dutch hitman watched from the bench as goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder and Giovanni van Bronckhorst gave his country the perfect start as they chase their first trophy since the 1988 European Championships.

However, with van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie and Klaas Jan Huntelaar all vying for the lone striker role in Marco van Basten's preferred formation, the Celtic striker is prepared to wait for his chance to shine on the big stage.

"Put it this way, I don't think I can really complain too much if I'm on the bench," he said. "I know my place - maybe if we need to try and force a goal I will come on.

"But, if I am totally honest, if I don't get to play at all in this tournament then I'd be satisfied with that because that would probably mean we are winning every game."

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