Advocaat's angry blast

June 28, 2004
By Theo Ruizenaar
ALBUFEIRA, Portugal, June 28 (Reuters) - Netherlands coach Dick Advocaat, who has steered his troubled team to a Euro 2004 semi-final against hosts Portugal, has hit out at the pundits who criticised him on several Dutch television shows.

His decision to replace lively winger Arjen Robben with defensive midfielder Paul Bosvelt against the Czech Republic was the main talking point after the Dutch went from 2-1 up to lose 3-2 and Advocaat's standing among the public hit rock bottom.

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