Naturally, the book also discusses his heroic role in South Africa. “And the things around it. Why we were so close in 2010 and why it went completely wrong in 2012. And the reconstruction in 2014. I will go into that very deeply. ”
His story about the 2012 European Championship will be particularly interesting, says Sneijder. “People don’t know why it went so badly after a fantastic tournament in 2010. I will tell you in the book what the problems were. The internal problems within the selection. I do everything with respect, honestly and openly. ”
The Dutch national team only went down in the final in South Africa. Against Spain, they lost 1-0 after an extension. During the European Championship that followed, the Orange won no game and it was already finished after three group matches. In 2014, Sneijder & co, led by Louis van Gaal, who succeeded Bert van Marwijk as national coach, won bronze.
Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie lost with the Orange in 2012 to Denmark, Germany and Portugal.