Louis Van Gaal, has accumulated a performance of 61.11% yield in his second stint as coach of the Dutch national team. The former of Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Ajax, among others, aims to continue growing in a team of the most important in Europe, after the Qualifying draw for Euro 2016, is emerging as the favorite of the group A, that will share with the Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan teams.
After the draw at the Palais des Congres «Acropolis» in Nice (France), the Netherland coach speak with discoveryfootball.com, to discuss what will be qualifying this European, their opinion of the group opponents and most immediate competition, the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, in which the Netherlands will seek a leading role again.
Discoveryfootball.com: What value does the draw and the possibilities of Netherland on their way to France 2016?
Louis Van Gaal: «I think our group like that of Germany, is difficult, but we have the capacity to be the best . All groups have their difficulty and us too. Our possibilities are big».
Discoveryfootball.com: What analysis do rivals in Group A?
Louis Van Gaal:» I think the toughest opponent may be the Czech Republic and Turkey are the strongest teams rivals, but we also have to respect others. It is also a difficult qualifying process so long time».
Discoveryfootball.com: Netherlands, for history and tradition should be ahead in this qualifying group…
Louis Van Gaal:» Yes, but football today is very difficult. All rivals are complicated and that force us to make the best of our football. We are the team to beat».
Discoveryfootball.com: Now, the initial target is the FIFA World Cup. As Netherlands is for that big date?
Louis Van Gaal: «Our team is well, has a good base of players and the target is to make a good World Cup. We have high expectations».
Discoveryfootball.com: Rate the possibility of repeat final as in 2010. What are the rivals to beat in the World Cup?
Louis Van Gaal: «We will always be a team to beat in the World Cup and we have the team to come back to fight to the final, even though we have a tough group. As for the most important rivals Brazil and Germany are the major candidates for the final title».
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