Wesley Sneijder has slammed the ‘pathetic egos’ inside the Netherlands squad as they prepare to face Germany at Euro 2012.
The Oranje slumped to a shock defeat to Denmark in their opening fixture, with reports emerging that the result had led to infighting within the camp.
Schalke star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is known to be angry at being left out in favour of Robin van Persie, while Rafael van der Vaart and Dirk Kuyt have both declared their frustration at having been overlooked for a starting role, and Sneijder has demanded that his team-mates pull together to rescue their Euro 2012 campaign.
“It is time we let these pathetic egos go,” Sneijder told reporters.
“If somebody is creating a mess, I will stand up against them now.
“We don’t need a psychologist with the Dutch team, we are grown-up men. The ones who have a problem with other players or the manager should tell them face-to-face. That is the only psychology we need.
“We have to stop living on little islands. We must all go for the same goal, be united or face the consequences.”
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