Van Gaal: Netherlands a nine out of 10

The former Bayern Munich coach has hailed his side's performances as almost flawless, after they booked their ticket for Brazil with ease

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal feels his side have been nearly perfect during their World Cup qualification campaign, after making it nine wins from 10 games by beating Turkey 2-0 on Tuesday.

Goals from Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben were enough to seal victory in Istanbul as the Dutch rounded off a successful campaign to book their ticket for next year's tournament, and Van Gaal was quick to praise his side's performance.

"I am proud of my team," the Holland coach told SBS6.

"There are not many teams that come here and find it easy. I just wish that we had scored more, especially after the break.

"I wouldn't say that we deserve a perfect 10 for this campaign because we drew once, but I do think our performances are worth a nine."

Van Gaal was, however, critical of Portuguese referee Olegario Benquerenca after Tuesday's encounter.

"Despite the referee, we stayed on our feet," he added.  "I had to make changes because of yellow cards for offences that were not.

"I thought the referee had a bad performance. He gave a lot to Turkey but not much to us."

The former Barcelona boss has overseen an unbeaten passage to the finals in Brazil next year, and he is positive about the future following his side's showings in Group D.

"We are clearly on the right track," he continued. "We have made progress in possession and that is reflected in the result."