Huntelaar: My best game for Holland
Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has described his performance in last night's 4-1 win over Sweden as his best in international football. The 27-year-old found the target in each half, and Ibrahim Afellay also added a brace as the Oranje dominated their visitors in Amsterdam.
The win maintained the Netherlands' 100 per cent record in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, and Huntelaar, who has already notched eight goals in four Group E games, believes his team could not have played much better against the Scandinavians.
"This was a very good match," the Schalke player told AD Sportwereld. "We put on a great show of football. We were perfect and could have scored five or six goals.
"I think this was the best game I've ever played for Holland. There was a lot of space behind their defence. Our combination play was good and I could pick up balls left and right."
The result kept the Dutch three points clear of nearest rivals Hungary in the section, with Sweden a further three points behind. Bert van Marwijk's men are now overwhelming favourites to win the group, although Huntelaar has warned there is still work to be done.
"We cannot crow about the fact we are so good," he said. "Otherwise everyone will be waiting for us to slip. However, if we can keep it up everything will work out well for us."
Defender Erik Pieters was happy to boast about their achievements, though. "I thought Sweden would be better," said the PSV man.
"It was surprising how much space we had. We have such self-belief now and will win the group. We won all of our matches during World Cup qualifying, and at the World Cup we only lost the Final."