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The Dutch captain reckons there is a sense of belief as the Oranje march on...

Netherlands captain Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has stated that confidence is high in the Dutch squad following their hard-fought 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Durban.

Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder netted to see off a stubborn Slovakia side and book a place in the quarter finals.

Speaking to journalists after the match, the veteran admitted that he reckons there is a real believe that the side could travel all the way to the final on July 11.

He said, "You have to step up for every game, especially now that we're in the quarters. But, you know, we're confident. We've won four games now, confidence is high, and no matter who we play, Chile or Brazil, we're going to go out to enjoy ourselves and work hard to do our best.

"We started four years ago with this team and from day one we said that there was only one goal, and that's to win the World Cup. We're still on course to do that and we have three games to become champions."

Van Bronckhorst also passed comment on the return of Robben, who missed the first two matches of the tournament through injury, but whose cultured effort put Oranje ahead.

Speaking of the Bayern Munich man's return, he said, "He's one of our best players. With his speed, with his skills, we can punish every defence. In that way we're very happy that he's back. Today he was very dangerous for us."

Finally, Van Bronckhorst remained coy about Robin Van Persie's reaction to being substituted by coach Bert Van Maarwijk, saying, "Everyone has hunger in this team. Everyone wants to play, not just the eleven but also the guys on the bench. Of course when he went off he wasn't happy, but that's the hunger we want to see in this team.

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