By KEVIN GOLDSMITH”I’m so excited,” he said.

“We have an opportunity.

I know we’re going to do really well.

We have a really good squad, I’m confident in our squad.

It’s a great chance for us.

The fans are really excited.”

The Dutchman’s teammates were equally upbeat.

“We know we are going to win the World Cup,” said Holland defender Adam Kwarasey.

“So we’re just trying to do everything we can to win and win for the fans.

We’re going into a World Cup that’s very important for our country and the whole world.”

The Netherlands will face Italy in the quarter-finals on Wednesday and will be seeking a second straight World Cup berth, while France are aiming for a third straight title. 

“The World Cup is the pinnacle of sporting achievement, so you can’t help but be motivated and excited,” said captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“You just want to win it and show everyone that it’s a dream come true.”