Netherlands national team coach Bert van Marwijk was in disbelief after he guided his side into the World Cup Final.
The Oranje fought off a determined Uruguay side to win 3-2 in their semi-final clash in Cape Town to book their spot in the final in Johannesburg against either Germany or Spain and their manager was overjoyed after the achievement.
“We’re in the Final – unbelievable,” he said. “When I took this job two years ago, I said to the players, ‘We’re on a mission, and we just have to believe in ourselves’. We’re only a small country but we’re through to the Final, that’s just unbelievable. We last made the Final 32 years ago, so what we’ve achieved is, and I’ll say it again, unbelievable. I love beautiful football, but I also want to win. In the second half, we proved we’re a decent footballing side. We took control of the match. We actually should have made it 4-1, but it was a close-run thing at the end.”
As for who they will meet in the final, van Marwijk was unsure but knows whoever Holland get, it will be a tough match.
“I reckon Spain play the best football overall, but I spent three years coaching in Germany, and I think the Germans have played the best football at the tournament. It’ll be a great match and we’ll see what happens,” he added.