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Sneijder: I was not impressed with England

Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder was damning in his appraisal of England's performance in their friendly clash at Wembley on Wednesday night, arguing that the hosts could not live with the Dutch when the visitors raised the tempo of the game in the second half.

After a turgid opening 45 minutes, Bert van Marwijk's men silenced the home crowd with two quickfire goals from Arjen Robben and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar just before the hour mark.

England looked to have salvaged a draw thanks to late strikes from Gary Cahill and Ashley Young but Robben found the top corner with a sublime curling effort in injury time to give Netherlands what Sneijder felt was a fully deserved 3-2 victory.

"I was not impressed with England," the Inter playmaker told Dutch TV channel Veronica. "If you let go of the ball quickly and make a run, you get a lot of space.

“In the first half we created little because of the slow tempo. But in the second half it was better. Then, you saw that England had problems.

"It was a beautiful evening. England against Netherlands is, of course, a beautiful fixture. It becomes even nicer if you win."

Netherlands have been drawn in the same group as Germany, Portugal and Denmark for Euro 2012.