Ruud Van Nistelrooy who should know something about killer goals will be sitting on the couch in Hamburg as his country enters its third finals on Sunday. The former Real Madrid striker regrets a missed chance to be part of a historical first but acknowledges his days representing Holland is over.
He is also quite emphatic that Spain is clearly the favourite to win because of the way it plays the game. So much possession and ball control.
“They are untouchable.”
Which comes back to who does he support? Clearly, Holland but he will rejoice too if Spain should win. And he warns the Rojas, Holland can kill you on the counterattack through Sneijder and Robben.