Sneijder eyes unique chance for Holland to make history

wesley SneijderWesley Sneijder (Photo: TBWA\Busted)
Wesley Sneijder believes the Netherlands can win a first World Cup after their shock 2-1 win over favourites Brazil in Friday's quarter-final

wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder believes the Netherlands can win a first World Cup after their shock 2-1 win over favourites Brazil in Friday’s quarter-final.

The Inter Milan playmaker headed home the winner in Port Elizabeth after a Felipe Melo own goal had cancelled out Robinho’s first-half opener.

And with underdogs Uruguay to come in Tuesday’s semi-final, Sneijder senses a unique opportunity to create history.

“This is a unique chance for us to go all the way,” said the former Real Madrid man.

“This is simply a fantastic feeling. We’ve beaten Brazil 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals.”

Sneijder admitted the Dutch faced an uphill battle after falling behind before the interval but praised their fighting spirit.

“It seemed pretty much impossible to progress at half-time,” added the 26-year-old.

“However, we told each other during the break that we had to give it our all and that we could still make it to the semi-final.

“We started the second half with attacking intentions and were rewarded with a quick equaliser.

“I got all the time and space I needed for our second goal and I didn’t hesitate to head the ball home from inside the area.”

Christian Eriksen
Michael Carrick praises 'clever' Man United star Christian Eriksen
Have Tottenham Ever Been Relegated?
Have Tottenham Hotspur Ever Been Relegated?
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Mikel Arteta
Glen Johnson makes prediction about Arsenal’s title hopes this season
Christian Eriksen
Michael Carrick praises 'clever' Man United star Christian Eriksen
Have Tottenham Ever Been Relegated?
Have Tottenham Hotspur Ever Been Relegated?
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Mikel Arteta
Glen Johnson makes prediction about Arsenal’s title hopes this season
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature