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"From defence through to attack I think we played a great game," said del Bosque after the clash. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has called on his players to go on and win the World Cup final only moments after their 1-0 semi-final victory against Germany.
He said: "Our players carried out their job in a magnificent way.
"But let's think about the game in front of us. We're in good shape physically - let's try to win."
Spain triumphed over Germany in the second semi-final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with a minimal 1:0 victory. The semi-final match was dominated by the Spanish for the most part as the Germans failed to show much of the zeal and skill they demonstrated against Argentina in the quarter final.
"From defence through to attack I think we played a great game," said del Bosque after the clash.
This view is shared by leading striker David Villa.
"We've shown that in the big moments we can grow even more," Villa said. "We should have scored more goals, but one from Puyol has put us in the final.
"The group deserves this but we want more. We are happy to be in the final, that was our objective, but now we want to be champions."
The Spanish however are far from underestimating their opponent.
"The Netherlands have a lot of good players - [Arjen] Robben, [Robin] Van Persie, [Wesley] Sneijder - and we have to try to stop them,” said Spain defender Gerard Pique.
"But at the same time we need to play our game, to pass the ball around like we know we can, and create chances.
"Sometimes we can overplay it, and we don't shoot on goal enough. But I think that at the moment we are on a great run and if the opposition do not score, one goal is enough to win the game."
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