Robben eyes big win against Luxembourg

Arjen Robben says the Netherlands must "not overestimate Luxembourg" when the two sides clash in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday evening.

The Dutch side, who are ranked as the 20th best national team in the world, come into this match at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg, in third place in Group A, on four points from their three games – behind leaders France and second-placed Sweden, who have both played a game more.

Luxembourg. who are in 130 place on FIFA's world rankings, currently prop up the group with one point.

Ahead of the match, Robben said winning is most important, but he also expects his highly-rated side to put Luxembourg to the sword.

He said: "It is about winning this game more than anything else, it is as simple as that.

"Of course, you have to respect your opponent, but let’s not overestimate Luxembourg.

"It might sound strange, but we should not be satisfied with a 1-0 or 2-0 win. We have to put in an intense performance and not allow them to breathe. If we do that, we are capable of getting a good win there."

Following a defeat to France and a draw with Sweden, the Netherlands need to drastically improve if they are to secure one of two automatic qualification places.

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