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The Oranje playmaker believes his three team-mates will get an opportunity to shine this summer after contributing to Saturday's 6-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland

Wesley Sneijder has reassured Rafael van der Vaart, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Dirk Kuyt that they will all be given a role to play in Netherlands' Euro 2012 campaign.

The trio have struggled for game time during the Oranje's pre-tournament preparations, leading to mounting suggestions that they will be on the periphery in Poland and Ukraine.

However, Inter playmaker Sneijder, who scored in Saturday's emphatic 6-0 victory over Northern Ireland, insists his international team-mates are invaluable to the nation's chances of success this summer.

"We are good friends," he said after the game at Amsterdam ArenA.

"Of course we talk a lot with each other. The tournament will be long, so there are chances for all the players.

"We need everyone if we want to win the European Championship. Rafael [van der Vaart] knows what his qualities are, and so do we.

"Kuyt and Huntelaar will both get their chances and then they will be there to improve."

Netherlands begin their push for European glory against Group B rivals Denmark on June 9.

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