Netherlands defender Jeffrey Bruma says that Oranje captain Robin van Persie deserved his applause following his record breaking moment against Hungary.
The Manchester United forward became the all-time top scorer for his country with 41 goals in 80 games - beating Patrick Kluivert's previous record of 40 strikes.
The forward was then removed from the action in the 61st minute and was treated to a standing ovation at the Amsterdam ArenA.
"Something is obviously worth a round of applause, so we just stood there and clapped in front of him," the PSV man told De Telegraaf.
"Our goal was to win and Van Persie also had a personal goal. He seized his opportunity with both hands."
The 21-year-old also discussed the opportunity he was given to start in the 8-1 win, saying that it felt like a reward for his hard work.
"I work hard and then it feels like a reward," he concluded. "It is a sign I am on the right track.
"I felt super sharp and full of concentration [versus Hungary], but it was also a game I could fully enjoy on the field."
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