The Netherlands winger insists that he has put his South Africa disappointment behind him and cannot wait to kick off World Cup 2014 against their conquerors, SpainNetherlands forward Arjen Robben says that he is proud of his runner-up medal from World Cup 2010.
The Dutch lost 1-0 to Spain in the final thanks to an extra-time Andres Iniesta goal at Soccer City in Johannesburg four years ago, after Robben missed what proved to be a pivotal one-on-one with Iker Casillas on the hour mark.
But the 30-year-old says that he has no regrets and cannot wait for his side's big kick-off - also against La Roja - in Brazil on Friday.
"A World Cup is always something special and I am very excited to be in Brazil for this one," Robben told Fifa's official website.
"South Africa was a really great tournament for me. It was obviously a big disappointment we lost the final but I am still really proud of what we all achieved together at that tournament."
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star is confident that a young Dutch team can perform at the tournament but concedes that they are not among the favourites.
"Experience is important, especially mentally, but on the pitch it is all about playing in the right way, doing what you have to do - and it doesn't matter if you are 22 or 32. You just have to do what is asked for," he remarked.
"That said, in my opinion Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany are the favourites. It will be hard for us because we have to play a very tough group."
Netherlands have been drawn in Group alongside Chile and Australia as well as the reigning world champions.