Dutch will hit form against Brazil...Liverpool forward Ryan Babel feels that criticism of the Netherlands' playing style at the World Cup has been a touch unjustified.
The Oranje made heavy weather of beating Slovakia 2-1 on Monday after winning all their group stage games, and now face Brazil in the quarter-finals.
Babel feels that the encounter with the South Americans will have the Dutch buzzing again though.
"I think it is always difficult to play against teams that don't want to play football, who are waiting for you," Babel told reporters.
"We play our better games against teams that want to play football as well and, on Friday, Brazil is not going to wait so maybe we can play better than Monday.
"We don't really take any interest in the criticism."
The 23-year-old is yet to feature for Bert van Marwijk's side at the tourment, but is certainly confident that the Dutch can go all the way for the first time in their history.
"At the end when we win the tournament, nobody will talk about the style of football that we have been using," he said.