Jun 29, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
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Arjen Robben surprised by Netherlands World Cup showing

Arjen Robben says that the performance of the Netherlands at the World Cup so far has surprised him.

Arjen Robben has admitted that he is surprised by how well the Netherlands have played so far at the World Cup in Brazil.

Louis van Gaal's men won Group B with three wins out of three, with the highlight arguably the 5-1 drubbing of world champions Spain in their opening game.

However, speaking ahead of the last-16 tie with Mexico on Sunday, Robben confesses that he was less optimistic about the chances of the Oranje at this tournament.

He told De Telegraaf: "Ahead of the tournament, we did not expect this. Although, I did not have as bad a feeling about the World Cup as most people back home.

"It's simple: win three times and we're in the final of the World Cup. We must realise that."

Robben has scored three of his country's 10 goals so far in this tournament.

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
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