Two convincing wins over Denmark and Japan mean the Oranje are through to the knockout rounds.
The Dutch have a history of internal problems affecting their performance at major tournaments.
But van Marwijk believes the respect within this crop of players is overriding personal indifference.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is just as important to have a strong team, a team that knows what it is about and does not necessarily have to be each other’s friends,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the 58-year-old.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They have to respect each other’s qualities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They need to be able to tell each other the truth.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Those are usually the teams that are able to bounce back when it really matters, and I think that we are able to do that.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Denmark faces Japan in Rustenburg tomorrow night to decide who will join the Netherlands in qualifying from Group E.
MORE: Man United latest news
MORE: Arsenal latest news
MORE: Chelsea latest news
MORE: Liverpool latest news