Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Chelsea boss, who will be up against the Dutchman in the Premier League next season, believes the 62-year-old got more out of his Netherlands players than many expected.
The Selecao defender says his side was desperate to end the World Cup with a win but was burdened by the impact of its heavy semifinal defeat.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Manchester United striker has hit back at criticism from the former Oranje player over his commitment to the national team and says now is no time for arguments.
Brazil suffered another embarrassing defeat as it lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in Brasilia on Saturday.
Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to give Oranje a big win over the tournament host to claim third place.
The Dutch heaped more misery on Brazil, storming to an easy win in the third place game.
The 23-year-old, who scored eight goals in two years in Germany, has joined the Eredivisie outfit for a reported 5.5 million euros.
The Oranje might have ended the tournament empty handed once more, but there’s no reason to believe they have a psychological problem
Friday, July 11, 2014
The Selecao boss refused to look back after a record-breaking defeat to Germany and pledged to restore some pride in the third-place playoff Saturday.
The France duo and Netherlands rising star have been nominated for the prize following their performances at the World Cup.
The holding midfielder played a key role in his side's progress, but he has acknowledged that things could have gone differently.
The tournament hosts were left stunned by Germany in Tuesday's semifinal and are left to take on Louis van Gaal's overachieving side for third place.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Netherlands center back lamented his side's World Cup exit at the hands of Argentina, during which he missed a penalty kick in the shootout.
The Albiceleste icon is hopeful the South Americans can win their third World Cup at the expense of Joachim Low's men and hailed the performance of Javier Mascherano.
The midfielder was disappointed with the Netherlands inability to create chances in the World Cup semifinal.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The coach is happy that his side has reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years and has praised his players for their performance in the triumph over Netherlands.
The incoming Manchester United boss revealed he would have turned to the Newcastle goalkeeper again if he had a substitution left prior to the penalty shootout against Argentina.
The Netherlands may have lost its World Cup semifinal against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo Wednesday, but the nation still overachieved in Brazil.
The Aston Villa stopper was left distraught after his saved spot kick contributed to Netherlands penalty-shootout defeat to Argentina in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal
The Barcelona midfielder was in fantastic form as Argentina held off the Netherlands and reached the World Cup final after a tense penalty shootout.