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World Cup 2010: Netherlands haven't played well yet, but Dirk Kuyt & Mark van Bommel have been their best players - Dutch legend Johnny Rep

World Cup 2010: Netherlands haven't played well yet, but Dirk Kuyt & Mark van Bommel have been their best players - Dutch legend Johnny Rep

Former Oranje star looks back - and forward...

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Netherlands lock horns with Spain in the final of the 2010 World Cup - and not surprisingly, the former Dutch international, Johnny Rep, is hopeful that Oranje will come out winners on Sunday.

Rep wore the Holland jersey in the World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, and is still Netherlands' all-time leading World Cup goalscorer.

"Netherlands have yet to play good football, but they did win all their matches so far. It's simply incredible that they've made it to the final," Rep told Goal.com.

"Playing in a World Cup final is an amazing experience, it really is something very special. However, I do remember that I wasn't extremely tense. That would have been a bad thing.

"You never forget that you had the chance to win the World Cup. We had the chance to win the tournament in both finals, but we didn't grab our chances. It's still a shame."

Rep also is looking forward to the upcoming final and expressed the hope that Oranje will lift the trophy on Sunday.

"I hope that Robin van Persie will hit top form in the final, that could be vital for Oranje. [Wesley] Sneijder is getting better by the match, but Dirk Kuyt and Mark van Bommel have been the standout performers for Holland at this World Cup.

"I hope that Wesley Sneijder grabs my record as all-time World Cup goalscorer on Sunday. That would probably mean that Oranje win the final and become champions."

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