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The midfielder, who could succeed Mark Van Bommel as captain for Oranje, has supported Bert Van Marwijk, blaming a leak in tactics as the reason behind their Euro 2012 exit

Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder has controversially stated that he believes there is a mole in the Dutch camp, as he relinquished Bert Van Marwijk of all blame following Oranje's group-stage elimination at Euro 2012.

After Netherlands suffered their worst showing in history in an international finals, many had called for Van Marwijk to be relieved of his duties, but Sneijder has given his coach his full support despite the team recording zero points from three games in Group B of the Euros.

"We can't blame the coach for this, he did a great job for us in the last four years," Sneijder told reporters.

He continued, "But there are some issues in the squad that have to be solved first, like the player who is leaking to the press our tactical plans before matches."

The Dutch FA have also declared their full support for Van Marwijk, who led Netherlands to the World Cup final in 2010, but reports in his home country suggest that his future remains in the balance after their early exit in Poland and Ukraine.

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