Netherlands/Denmark - Van Marwijk rues Dutch defeat

09 June 2012 08:47

Dutch boss Bert van Marwijk bemoaned his side's profligacy in front of goal after the Netherlands slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Denmark in their Group B opener.

The Oranje had a staggering 28 attempts at goal -- eight of which were on target -- but failed to find a way past Danish keeper Stephan Andersen.

Beaten finalists at the World Cup and top scorers in qualifying, the Dutch entered the tournament among the favourites but their hopes of success in Poland and Ukraine may now hinge on Wednesday's encounter with Germany.

"This is the game," rued van Marwijk.

"We were really determined and I thought that we played even better than our opponents, but you have to score that goal."

Source: AFP