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Brazil 2014

Netherlands-Chile: Quotes

Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands walks on to the pitch from the tunnel
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Louis van Gaal, Netherlands coach
It was a match of the highest quality. We limited Chile to a handful of opportunities, we neutralised them extremely effectively - and particularly in the second half we created more chances. We did have to change our style today - and I will always pick a system and a strategy that will help us win. However, we're not perfect - in possession we still need to improve, but I do think we're very good without the ball. As for my substitutions, they are down knowledge of the players and the opposition, but they're impact is down to luck!  

Jorge Sampaoli, Chile coach
We kept going and fighting for 90 minutes, but ultimately we didn't get the result. We wanted to win this game and we gave our all. We felt that Netherlands only wanted to defend. We expected Netherlands to go on the counter-attack with regularity and for such a long time we limited them to long shots. I felt that our intensity and commitment was outstanding. Our players should have their heads held high as we've played well in the three games so far and we're now through to the Round of 16.

Arjen Robben (NED), Budweiser Man of the Match
If you told me that we'd win our three games to finish top of the group two months ago I'd have been delighted, but I don't want to end it here. We want to go on. Although we want to enjoy the moment, we'll soon need to start to work hard in training to improve even more. You have to give compliment to both teams, both gave 100 per cent today. We defended really well - and although Chile finished second I think they go far in this tournament.