The 32-year-old is likely to start for the Netherlands in Sunday's Nations League Final against Portugal.
And he told the Mirror, “I have played for Ajax, Liverpool and Besiktas in Turkey – all massive clubs in Europe. I play for my country and I am an established international. And yet, I know that most people think that I should not even be selected.
“I feel this with fans and with the media. It is time I touch this subject. I don't think I have to keep it quiet any more. Nobody likes me. I know that the Holland boss, Ronald Koeman, appreciates me. But for pundits, TV commentators and in the media, I don't even exist. Every footballer plays with the hope that people love to watch you. But, for me, there is no sympathy or interest. I don't seem to have any charm for fans.
“What can I do about it? I really don't know. If they don't like you, nobody will care about you. I don't feel sorry for myself. But I do think it's time to express myself and come out with my inner feelings."