Netherlands coach bemoans penalty misses:

Netherlands coach bemoans penalty misses:

Fantastic to come back from 0-2 down to 2-2 but then to lose is tough

In Short

  • Louis van Gaal hailed Netherlands players' efforts
  • Van Gaal said Netherlands gave everything and he is proud
  • Van Gaal said penalty is a lottery and luckily Argentina won

By India Today Web Desk: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal bemoaned his team's penalty misses against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final, saying it was a tough loss.

The Dutch pulled off a very unlikely comeback in the match and took Argentina into the penalty shootout after equalising the score 2-2 with the Messi-led side. However, Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez saved the first two goals by Netherlands in the penalties, ensuring Argentina stay ahead of van Gaal's side.