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Hiddink: we will attack

Hiddink: we will attack


Russian boss Guus Hiddink has revealed he has no worries taking on his homeland in the Euro 2008 quarter final tonight, and insisted his team will be playing the same attacking football that took them into the final 8.

Hiddink quipped: 'What is good for the game is that teams who like to attack from the start are surviving.

'That is encouraging, as we can also see that the concept of just relying on your defence, which of course sometimes may have to happen in a game, has no profit any more.

'People like to see a more attacking game. The Dutch like to attack, to have the initiative and control, and be dominant.

'But the Russian team has changed a lot, not just in personnel but also in the way we play. We now try to install the kind of play where people love to come and watch us.

'We have made some progress and we are now meeting a giant. But our approach won't be different.'