Holland manager Louis van Gaal hoping Dutch create history versus Brazil
Holland manager Louis van Gaal is hoping the Netherlands can create history this evening in the third/fourth place play-off against Brazil.
The Dutch have never gone unbeaten at a World Cup but they have yet to lose a match in normal or extra time in this tournament and therefore could create history in Brasilia tonight should they not be defeated.
Football Italia quoted the experienced boss, van Gaal said: “We haven’t lost a match.
“I had two and a half days to analyse and watch Brazil and I don’t want to leave anything to chance.
“I have been focusing on Brazil and I hope I can prepare my players in such a way that we can play a good match, win the game and write history.”
The Netherlands boss also insisted the host nation have received favouritism during this World Cup.
“I will stick to the facts. The facts are that Brazil started first,” van Gaal stated. “And Brazil again has played their semi-final first and we played a day later.
“These are the facts. I am not going to beat around the bush. Then you know what the implications are if that is the case.
“The question is why? I think (Luiz Felipe) Scolari should think about that if he wants to do that and is allowed to do that.
“We have one day less than Brazil. We have to get into shape in two and a half days, which physically is hard.”