Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder insists he will not go into the FIFA World Cup™ tired despite a long season with Inter Milan.
Sneijder was a key member of the Inter side which won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League titles last term. But the 25-year-old claims that, rather than leaving him drained, the success has made him eager for more with the national team.
"Frankly, I'm really not tired, it gives me new energy," he said in an interview with Voetbal International. "It is a huge incentive to take three titles with me to the Oranje, and I am hungry for more."
Sneijder also wants Holland to learn from their experience at Euro 2008 when they comprehensively beat Italy and France in the group stage only to lose to Russia in the quarter-finals.
"At the European Championships in 2008, we showed what we are capable of with this team," he added. "We went out of the tournament in a silly way. It must not happen again."