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Brazil 2014

Netherlands-Mexico: Quotes

Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico reacts
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Miguel Herrera, Mexico coachI think that the team have played well this whole World Cup. We've achieved some very good things, but nobody can take away the bitter taste of this defeat. We did a good job but made mistakes, while the Netherlands did a great job to hold on, keep fighting and finally turn the scoreline around. But this wasn't the Dutch team everyone's been talking about, this is a side that's vulnerable and can be beaten. In physical terms, we never dipped, we were solid and we fought to the final whistle. In my view, my players were extraordinary.

Louis van Gaal, the Netherlands coach
I have to give credit to my players: I think they were in much better shape and much more focused than our opponents. They never stopped believing, right to the end. They showed belief and a lot of confidence. We took advantage of the water break to tweak our system and created loads of chances, some of them denied by the woodwork and others by a keeper who has been fantastic. [Wesley] Sneijder is one of the most on-form players in my team: he's the one who covers most kilometres and his technique is outstanding.

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