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Kuyt frustrated at being Netherlands substitute

Kuyt frustrated at being Netherlands substitute

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The Fenerbahce attacker recently lost his starting berth to Ibrahim Afellay, and admits he is disheartened with his current situation in the Oranje setup

Netherlands attacker Dirk Kuyt has expressed his dismay with his substitute's role at Euro 2012.

The Fenerbahce forward has lost his place in the team to Ibrahim Afellay after a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, and had to settle for a spot on the bench in the Oranje's 1-0 loss against Denmark on Saturday.

"You never get used to being a substitute. It's a huge disappointment again every time you hear you're not starting," Kuyt was quoted as saying on the official KNVB website.

He added, "I'm doing my utmost on the training pitch to show that I'm ready for it, but it's the coach who makes the decision in the end."

"You have to get over the disappointment, because we need all the players."

Netherlands will be looking to return to winning ways on Wednesday when it meets archrival Germany in Group B.

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