Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt says Holland’s journey to the World Cup Final is “unbelievable” and has now urged his teammates to keep their heads and win the tournament on Sunday night.
The Dutch booked their place in the final with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay in Cape Town last night. Kuyt set up the third of the Holland goals, supplying a cross for Arjen Robben to head home.
“After a long journey we are in the final,” he said. “We are so close to writing history. This is the third time we have reached the final. Now we have to win it.
“What has happened is unbelievable. It is a bit unreal, We felt before the tournament we had the quality in the team to win it but now it is an incredible feeling.”
Kuyt could be joined in the final by Liverpool teammate Fernando Torres, who’s Spain play Germany in the World Cup’s other semi-final tonight (kick-off 7.30pm). Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina is also part of the Spain squad.
If the Dutch win the Final in 90 minutes they will become the first team to since Brazil in 1970 to win every World Cup match in regular time.