Robin van Persie’s message on Twitter

Netherlands international striker Robin van Persie is overjoyed with the win against Spain, but urges against getting carried away.

Netherlands international striker Robin van Persie believes that he and his teammates must not get carried away with their scintillating victory over Spain on Friday.

The Oranje got the better of the reigning European and world champions 5-1 in their opening Group B game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Xabi Alonso put La Furia Roja in the lead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes after Chelsea target and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa had been brought down inside the box by Stefan de Vrij.

Spain appeared to start taking control of the proceedings, before Van Persie scored the equalising goal on the stroke of half time with a superb header.

Arjen Robben made it 2-1 to the Dutch eight minutes into the second half, before De Vrij put the game beyond the Spanish with a close-range header.

Van Persie and Robben completed their respective braces before the end of the match to wrap up a shockingly peremptory 5-1 win at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

The Netherlands’ performance against Spain will go down in history as one of the best ever at the World Cup, but Van Persie has urged all fans not to get overly excited.

The Manchester United striker is understandably elated with how he and his teammates dispatched one of the favourites for the World Cup, but the 30-year-old took to social networking site Twitter on Saturday to urge caution.

Louis van Gaal’s side's performance on Friday could be well the best by any team in Brazil this summer, but it was just one game. Matches against Chile and Australia are still to come for the Netherlands in a group that could well go down to the wire.

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