PRIMED FOR SUCCESS
anyone. We’ll have to be at our best to get out of the group and hit the ground running from the off.”
Preparation is sure to be crucial, therefore, and Ooijer hopes the players can pick up where they left off, having known nothing but victory in their last year and a half of competitive matches.
“The World Cup only really starts from 19 May onwards, as until then everyone is 100 percent focused on their clubs,” he said.
“That’s normal, but the match against the United States in March will come at the right time. We’re always pleased to meet up again because, honestly, the atmosphere within this team is great.”
For the moment, the outlook appears decidedly rosy for the Oranje. – Fifa.com
VET DEFENDER: Holland will look to Andre Ooijer’s experience at the WorldCup.