The Arsenal striker was replaced by Klass-Jan Huntelaar with ten minutes remaining and the Dutch 2-0 to the good.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Robin was a bit disappointed that I replaced him,Ã¢â‚¬Â said van Marwijk. “That’s why he reacted like that.”
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I don’t blame him for his reaction though and I’m absolutely not angry.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Robert Vittek converted a penalty with the last kick of the match to give the scoreline some gloss for the SlovakÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s but the Netherlands comfortably progressed towards a quarter-final tie with Brazil.
And the 52-year-old coach admitted his men could have been more clinical.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think we should have put the match to bed much sooner,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We got several chances to net a second goal after the break, but we failed to double our lead.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Slovakia then took over the initiative and Maarten Stekelenburg pulled us through on a number of occasions.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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