The Dutch forward said: “We try to make a statement every week.
“Every three games we have a big game. We had Everton and PSV last week, and our target is just to win every game and try to be there by the end of the season.
“But it was vital to keep pace with Chelsea before the internationals. We can leave with a good feeling.
“We’ve already had one international break and we came back in our first game after it and beat Manchester United, so I wouldn’t say it comes at a bad time.
“Anyway, we don’t need any excuses. We’ll just keep on going and see how we do against Wigan in our next game.”