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We have to win - Rafa

Posted on 13 June 2012  - 08:28

Rafa van der Vaart is in no doubt as to the task ahead of Holland as they prepare to face rivals Germany in Euro 2012 tonight.

We have to win - Rafa

"We have to win twice to progress - we have to, that's a clear mission," said the forward after Holland's surprise 1-0 defeat against Denmark in their Group C opener on Saturday.

Germany's win against Portugal has left Rafa and his Dutch team-mates with it all to do to progress to the knockout stages.

Indeed, defeat against Germany and a Denmark win against Portugal will mean it's all over with a match remaining for the men in orange.

"We really have to go for it now," added Rafa, who prepares for a 7.45pm kick-off in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

"If we had won (against Denmark) then we knew a draw against Germany would mean we were already doing well, but now we just have to win twice. We have to wait and see what happens."