Robben: Netherlands will counter

Arjen Robben has said the counter-attack will be the Netherlands’ primary weapon against Spain in their World Cup opener.

Robben went before reporters at a Press conference prior to the meeting between the countries on Friday in a rematch of the 2010 final.

He was asked if the Dutch would deploy a possession-based approach and revealed that they wouldn’t, according to Marca.

“We’re not playing tiki-taka at the moment although I like that football,” the Bayern Munich winger said.

“The way we play gets results. Counter-attacking is a dangerous weapon that we have to use in this tournament.

“Spain aren’t the only favourites but they are a team that has played together for a long time and are attuned to each other.

“We, by contrast, have started a new project after the Euros. It’s going in the right direction.

“There will be a time Spain stop winning but to win three consecutive tournaments is huge and as such deserves all the respect.”

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