Robin van Persie has slammed his Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira as he claims he cannot help the team if he is constantly being substituted.
The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker is yet to complete an entire game this year, despite his four goals in his last six games.
He has only come off the bench in three of his last five appearances and has been replaced in the other two games he started, with the last time he completed a game was on December 28 – one of the only three times he has completed a game since his switch to Turkey.
The other two games he completed – against Celtic and Antalyaspor – were months apart, in August and October, and the development has led to the Dutchman’s frustrations, as he says his lack of game time means he ‘cannot be efficient’.
“Fenerbahce paid a big transfer fee for me so I want to help the team,” Van Persie told Turkish website Fanatik.
“But I cannot contribute as much as I want when I am taken off each game. I cannot be efficient like this.
“We have to find a solution for this situation.”
The situation is however complicated for the 32-year old and is set to continue as Fenerbahce have done reasonably well without so much of his contributions.
They are currently top of the Turkish Super Lig after 21 round of matches and are set to progress to the next round of the Europa League, having beaten Locomotiv Moscow 2-0 in the first leg of their round of 32 tie, a game which also saw Van Persie taken off.