Arjen Robben says it ‘does not feel good’ to be reliant on Germany in order to progress to the knockout stages of Euro 2012.
The Dutch are yet to register a point after two rounds of group matches, having suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Germany just four days after being upset by Denmark in their tournament opener.
However, Bert van Marwijk’s men will qualify from Group B if they beat Portugal by two clear goals in their final fixture, but only if Germany maintain their 100 percent record by winning against the Danes.
“For sure there’s still a chance of qualifying,” Robben told reporters after the game. “We need to think that if Germany fulfil their sporting duty, then it is still in our own hands if we beat Portugal by two goals.
“But we are reliant on them (Germany) and that doesn’t feel good.”
As for the loss to their great rivals in Kharkiv, Robben said the Dutch had proven the architects of their own downfall.
“There were periods where we weren’t in the right positions,” the Bayern Munich winger said. “We didn’t have the lines close enough to each other and we let them play far too easily.”
Robben, who stormed off after being substituted during the defeat, will now be hoping to inspire his country to victory in the must-win meeting with the Portuguese on Sunday.
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