Van Marwijk excited after leading Netherlands to World Cup final
The Netherlands head coach Bert van Marwijk described securing a place in the World Cup final as "unbelievable", Xinhua reported.
The Dutch defeated Uruguay 3-2 in the semifinals to earn a first place in the final for the third time after 1974 and 1978.
Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben scored the decisive goals in the second half after Giovanni van Bronckhorst's opener had been cancelled out by Uruguay captain Diego Forlan, while Maxi Pereira could only grab a late consolation.
"It's amazing that we have managed to do this. It's been 32 years," he said.
"It is unbelievable. We can be very proud for such a small country.
"After the second and third (goals) we should have scored a fourth. That would have prevented that final phase.
"But this is a World Cup. It doesn't matter how you do it, it's all about the result."
Holland will now meet either European champions Spain or Germany, who cross swords on Wednesday night, in the final on Sunday.
Van Marwijk said: "I think Spain are playing the best football overall, but Germany are perhaps the best team at this championship.
"I won't say I prefer to play one team or another but it would be unique to play Germany after 1974.
"I don't think in terms of revenge. The Netherlands played a wonderful match against Germany but we lost and we should have won it. It was a unique generation with Johan Cruyff, the best footballer who ever existed. So it is great that we have ended up in the final again.
Van Marwijk said the key to Holland winning 14 matches in a row, including the qualifying games, was convincing his players to believe in themselves.
"If you truly believe in something you can make it come true," he said. "The team started believing it. You have got to have the mentality not to be too complacent. The players in the last two years started to understand this."