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Guus Hiddink, Netherlands coach


We can say that we are satisfied. It was easier for us when we began to control the ball and set the pace. That was a sign that we were going for a win. We were together for a long time and that is why players understand each other very well.

I think we have potential to get wins in September, when all matches will be very important. Some of our recent games were not so good because some of us played too much individually. But now I look to the future with optimism.

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12/06/201523:54UEFA.com newsdesk

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink knows victory in Riga against Latvia is essential if his side are to take charge of their destiny. "Crucial is a big word, but if we win, then we stay in the driver's seat with the steering wheel in our hands, and then we can take control in September and October," said Hiddink. "But we need to beat Latvia first. We can still get 15 points, and if we manage that, then we will qualify."

Hiddink also announced his starting lineup for the game:
Cillessen; Van der Wiel, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Willems; Blind, Sneijder; Narsingh, Huntelaar, Van Persie, Depay.

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12/06/201514:24 Berend Scholten, Diest
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