Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal believes that his side will struggle against Brazil this evening after having a day’s less preparation.
The Oranje lost to Argentina in their semi-final on Wednesday, and will now face the hosts in the third-place play-off this evening.
And the Coach has claimed that his men will be up against it physically, but is determined to leave South America unbeaten.
“We haven’t lost a match,” he told a Press conference. “I had two and a half days to analyse and watch Brazil and I don’t want to leave anything to chance.
“I have been focusing on Brazil and I hope I can prepare my players in such a way that we can play a good match, win the game and write history.
“I will stick to the facts. The facts are that Brazil started first. And Brazil again has played their semi-final first and we played a day later.
“These are the facts. I am not going to beat around the bush. Then you know what the implications are if that is the case.
“The question is why? I think Scolari should think about that if he wants to do that and is allowed to do that.
“We have one day less than Brazil. We have to get into shape in two and a half days, which physically is hard.”