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'The better side won' admits Dutchman...

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

Van Marwijk believed his side failed to capitalise on chances, and made too may 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 to be World Champions.

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

"The refereeing is a part of the match. I can see the joy in many people's face, but this is sport," he concluded.

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