Robben: Germany will lift World Cup
Arjen Robben, whose Dutch team were knocked out on penalties by Argentina, has no doubt who will win the big final at the Maracanã on Sunday. "I have no doubt that Germany will be world champions." Whilst his comments may just stem from hopes for revenge, the Holland player went on to say: "Argentina stand no chance of winning; Germany will win."
The Bayern Munich player believes that the defeat was unfair: "I can only explain us getting knocked out due to bad luck with the penalties," he said. "It really hurts not to reach the final. It's very disappointing. It's very difficult to give an opinion on the tournament because we're really disappointed. We came close," he remarked.
Robben stressed that, despite getting knocked out, Holland went out with their "heads held high".
"Of course I'm disappointed with the defeat. But we went out with our heads held high. We gave it everything and we went out of the World Cup in a very sad way," remarked Robben. As for the events in the penalty shootout, Robben did not hold his teammates Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar responsible after they missed their spot kicks. "We can't blame anyone, not even the ones who missed their penalties. We win together and we lose together," said the striker.