Louis van Gaal praised his Netherlands team as well as Argentina after the Dutch were beaten in the World Cup semi-final.
The South Americans progressed after winning a penalty shootout 4-2 and meet Germany in Sunday’s final.
Speaking after the match, the Manchester United-bound manager commended his squad on their performances in the competition.
“We played a marvellous tournament,” he told the Press.
“Nobody imagined we’d come this far. Argentina are a world class team with world class players. I’d like to point out that we didn’t lose to them.”