Arjen Robben: I won't allow the Netherlands to lose World Cup 2010 final after Champions League heartache with Bayern Munich

Ex-Real Madrid winger hoping to meet Germany...
The Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 to book their place in the 2010 World Cup final on Tuesday night with Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben amongst the goalscorers.

Holland now have a date for Sunday's showpiece finale where they will be up against either Spain or Germany, who play in the second semi-final on Wednesday.

Winger Robben has been a prominent figure for the Dutch since returning from injury, and speaking after the match he insisted that following his Champions League defeat to Inter with Bayern Munich, he won't let allow his side to lose in his latest major final appearance.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star added that the Netherlands have simply achieved what they have been targeting all along both in South Africa and during qualification over the past two years.

"We had only one goal ahead of the tournament," Robben was quoted as saying by NOS.

"We had a good look at each other before the match against Uruguay and I was convinced that we'd win the match.

"This Dutch team is simply a great squad. We need only one more victory now. We're almost there. I recently lost a big final on club level and I won't let this happen again.

"We're full of confidence at the moment. We'll have to wait and see who will be our opponent in the final, but Spain and Germany are both great footballing nations.

"If Germany turn out to be our next opponent, I'll be even more motivated. I can't afford to lose against Germany, because my team-mates at Bayern will make fun of me all season."

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