A hotly-tipped Dutch outfit crashed out at the semi-final stage in France 12 years ago after Dennis BergkampÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s famous winner saw them knock out Argentina.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It all has to do with focusing on your target,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cocu, who won 101 international caps.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You can celebrate reaching a quarter or semi-final but it is all about winning the final.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Former team-mate de Boer added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“That is something I missed when we played at the 1998 World Cup.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Then we seemed satisfied with reaching the final four.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It’s my experience with tournaments like this that I want to convey to this squad.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Holland are widely expected to progress to the last eight when they take on Slovakia, who conquered World Champions Italy in the group stages, this afternoon.
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