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'The better side won' admits dejected Dutchman...

Netherlands coach Bert Van Marwijk couldn't hide his disappointment after losing the 2010 World Cup final 1-0 to Spain.

The Dutchman believed his side failed to capitalise on their chances and made too many errors.

"I am very disappointed. Three more minutes, and we would have made it," the coach said post-match to TuttoSport. "We could have done much better, but we lost in the crucial minutes.

"We came so close, and were very nervous. There were too many errors made, and we didn't take advantage of our opportunities. But the better side won in the end.

"I wanted us to be the World Champions.

"We were not scared to do well, but seeing how many people we had with yellow cards, we were aiming to get the match to a penalty shoot-out."

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