Peter Borren is determined to give Holland's cricket fans reason to be proud as they attempt to claim a notable scalp at the World Twenty20.
Borren's side unexpectedly squeezed into the tournament proper with a record run chase against Ireland, but their first match in the main draw was a disaster as they were bundled out for just 39 by Sri Lanka.
Holland were castigated in their home media for such an abject performance, but they responded in style by pushing South Africa all the way in a riveting encounter on Thursday.
The Proteas held their nerve to snatch a six-run victory, but pride was restored to Dutch cricket and Borren now wants to pull off a shock result against New Zealand and England in their remaining Group One fixtures.
"The feedback we've got from back home has been tough," said Borren when asked about the thrashing by Sri Lanka.
"I understand frustration with our performance because we were bowled out for 39 but it was our first go at this level for a while.
"We got an awful lot of support when we beat Ireland and we really appreciated it, but it would be nice if we got that same support when we really needed it.
"It was a little bit disappointing that the Dutch cricketing public decided to have a bit of a crack at us. I hope they were proud of the cricket we played against South Africa.
"We had a good opportunity to beat South Africa and we've got two more opportunities left.
"The hope is that we can get one win against New Zealand or England and go home a little bit happier."
New Zealand have won one and lost one of their two matches to date, with a controversial rain-affected win over England before pulling defeat from the jaws of victory against the Proteas.
Half-centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor took them within sight of their target before superb bowling from Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir changed the course of the game.