Only with a capable manager this time. Where Bert relied on luck all the way, Louis seems to have a habit of forcing luck his way. Really a tactical master class after a poor opening hour. Went from 5-3-2 to 4-3-3 to 3-5-2 and back to 4-3-3 in a matter of half an hour. Dirk Kuijt the key man, from left back to right back to second striker to right back again. :howler:
Open route towards the semi's now. Costa Rica, all credit to them are a naive side, shouldn't give Holland nearly as much problems as the defensively strong Mexicans. Holland should definitely start with a 4-3-3 against Costa Rica.
Amazing run with this side. Doubt there's even one or two more managers in the world who could have pulled this off. Louis gets his vindication for 2002.