Sneijder hails fightback
Holland star Wesley Sneijder has revealed a half-time rally helped his nation fight back against Brazil.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 03/07/10 10:42am
Holland star Wesley Sneijder has revealed a half-time rally helped his nation come back from a goal down to beat Brazil in the World Cup.
The Dutch found themselves a goal down in Port Elizabeth after Robinho broke the deadlock in the 10th minute.
But Bert van Marwijk's men responded in the second period as an own goal from Felipe Melo and a Wesley Sneijder header sent them into the semi-finals.
"In the changing -room at half-time, everyone said to each other 'let's give everything' and that's what we did. We fought for each other," said Sneijder.
"In the second half, we put a lot of pressure on their defence and to score twice was fantastic."
He added: "We're in the last four of the world. To beat Brazil 2-1 in the quarter-final, you have to be pleased with that. But in the next days, we will have to get our heads in focus again."
Holland will next face Ghana or Uruguay in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Cape Town next Tuesday.