Between Preview Netherlands vs Slovakia and Prediction of the match Netherlands vs Slovakia, Stepping into the final round with a perfect score Round 16, 9, the result of three victories, made up of Dutch national team soar up to the seventh heaven. In fact, the striker Robin Van Persie sure, it’s time for the Dutch to win their first World Champion title.
Impressive appearance troops “Der Oranje” above the ground is proven qualified. Applying the attacking and open style of play, defeating Danish Dutch success, Japan and Cameroon, which finished its opponents in Group E. Despite scoring only one goal, role in turn the lives of Van Persie Holland game is vital.
“This is the best team I’ve ever got this far. Level of our game continues to grow every day. Things were good when we first arrived here, but now circumstances have changed so amazing,” he said.
“This is the best chance we have. If you look at the age of our senior players Indeed, most of them aged 25 or 26 years. Four years into the future, players will be aged 30 years, and it’s still good. But it is the future, I feel this is our moment, this is our time, “continued the Arsenal players.
In the round of 16 large, the Netherlands will meet with Slovakia. Responding to this game, Van Persie is confident his team can beat Marek Hamsik et al and drove up the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010. He feels an increasingly improved physical performance, pascacedera almost all of last season, will give a positive effect for the squad, “The Flying Dutchmen”.
“I feel very, very fresh. A few players I know a little tired with the travel and other things, but I can not mind waiting two hours or stay in a hotel room for long time because now I’m with the team,” he said as quoted from Soccernet.
“Physically and mentally, there’s more to come. You can just tired when you start a tournament after you play in 60-70 games in a season, but I only played in 25 games and I am ready physically and mentally,” concluded a player who has scored 19 goals for the Dutch national team.
Netherlands-Slovakia, Round of 16, Durban Stadium, Durban, 16:00 (local time)
Players to watch
Miroslav Stoch v Gregory van der Wiel
Expect sparks to fly when the pair renew aquaintances here in the Round of 16. Miroslav Stoch, an attacking midfielder who spent last year on loan from Chelsea with Dutch champions Twente, will find himself facing Gregory van der Wiel, right-back of Ajax. A fascinating duel awaits between these two fine prospects.
1 – The meeting between the Netherlands and Slovakia is the first since the central European nation became an independent country. However, the Oranje faced the former Czechoslovakia once before at a FIFA World Cup, losing 3-0 after extra time at France 1938.
What they said
“We expect a difficult game against Slovakia. They showed a lot of character against the Italians and were rewarded with a famous victory. Everything’s fine from our point of view, but there are a just a few things here and there that we need to put right,” Robin van Persie, Netherlands forward.
“I hope we’re capable of producing another performance like the one against Italy. I believe we can give any team something to think about. But obviously the Dutch are favourites, not just for this game but for the whole tournament,” Robert Vittek, Slovakia forward.