World Cup finalists determined to go one better

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WESLEY Sneijder believes that reaching the Euro 2012 final is the minimum requirement for Holland this summer.

The Dutch were World Cup finalists in South Africa tand Sneijder believes that under the stewardship of coach Bert van Marwijk they are well equipped to go all the way in Poland and Ukraine.

“The changes Bert van Marwijk has made to our style of play since taking over have proved to be quite successful, as we reached the final at the World Cup,” said Sneijder.

“We are now aiming to reach at least the final at Euro 2012.

“ We want to do even better, though, and win the European title.”

Holland’s preparations for the tournament suffered a setback in Amsterdam at the weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by Bulgaria in a friendly.

The Oranje were almost at full-strength, with Robin van Persie partnering Klass Jan Huntelaar up front, but came in for heavy criticism from former boss Marco van Basten.

Van Basten claimed Van Marwijk had been too defensive. Sneijder said: “Of course he has the right to voice his opinion, but I’d have expected better of him.”