Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has singled out Arjen Robben as Holland’s danger man ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash in Cape Town.
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The Bayern Munich winger is 6/4 with Blue Square to score in normal time and 9/2 to be named as the official man of the match.
“He’s a great footballer,” Tabarez said. “He’s very fast, very nimble, very long strides. When he shifts his body it’s difficult to react.
“With Robben back, this Holland side benefits greatly. They were already very good without him, but now they have him contributing as well.”
Tabarez admits his side has not played brilliantly at this World Cup but still believes Uruguay can create an upset and reach Sunday’s final against either Germany or Spain.
He added: “We’re here for a reason. People started sending us their condolences when the draw was made. We rebelled against that.
“We began to dream and now we have an opportunity to make our dream come true. World Cups are full of results that no-one really expects. I don’t see why it should be so surprising that one of our dreams comes true.
“We’ll go out there with enormous faith and do everything it takes to win. We don’t throw the towel in before playing. We’ll have to play a perfect match, but that’s also possible.”
The South Americans are 5/2 with Blue Square to reach the final and 11/2 to beat Holland in 90 minutes.