Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is in confident mood after scoring the winner in the quarter-final clash with Brazil.
The Inter Milan star struck with just over 20 minutes of the Port Elizabeth tie remaining to complete a remarkable comeback and keep the Oranje’s World Cup dreams alive.
A goal down at half-time after Robinho had put the Selecao ahead, the Dutch rallied after the break and levelled thanks to a Felipe Melo own-goal before Sneijder headed them through to the next round.
“It seemed pretty much impossible to progress at half-time. However, we told each other during the break that we had to give it our all and that we could still make it to the semi-final,” said Sneijder. “We started the second half with attacking intentions and were rewarded with a quick equaliser. I got all the time and space I needed for our second goal and I didn’t hesitate to head the ball home from inside the area. This is simply a fantastic feeling. We’ve beaten Brazil 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals. This is a unique chance for us to go all the way. We never stopped fighting and we deserved the win after 90 minutes.”