Netherlands are 'not one of the top teams in Europe' says Hiddink

Netherlands are ‘not one of the top teams in Europe’ says Hiddink [divider]

Netherlands national team head coach Guus Hiddink has revealed that his side are not one of the best teams in Europe.

Hiddink underlined that the Netherlands must be realistic about where they stand in the world of football.

“We shouldn’t talk too big about ourselves, because we are not one of the top teams in Europe. The third place at the World Cup in Brazil was fantastic, but you have to look through that result. Look at the reality,” Hiddink was quoted as saying by Goal.

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The Netherlands reached the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but were knoked out of the group stages of the 2012 European championship.

The Dutch are currently ranked as the 5th best team in the world according to the FIFA rankings.

Netherlands drew 1-1 with Turkey in the Euro 2016 Group A qualifier at the Amsterdam Arena on Saturday 28 March.