Under-fire Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink was left feeling disappointed after watching his side lose 2-0 to Iceland on Monday.

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hiddink jnjfnjNetherlands looked like a team without a game plan on Monday, and despite dominating possession they failed to find a way past a stubborn Iceland, who ran out 2-0 winners. The defeat now leaves Netherlands six points behind top two Iceland and the Czech Republic in the race for Euro 2016, and the Dutch can now afford no slip ups if they are to qualify automatically for the tournament.

Guus Hiddink has now lost three of his opening four matches since replacing Louis van Gaal in the summer, and the coach admitted his disappointment in his team.

Hiddink said in his press conference, “I am not angry, just deeply disappointed.”

“We shot ourselves in the foot with that early goal and then we have not picked ourselves up properly. We played at a Slow pace.”

“Three or four players from Iceland were concerned with Arjen Robben and we did not take advantage. We did not move the game to the other side. There was a lack of tempo to get people free.”

On his future with the national team, Hiddink was cryptic, “We should keep our emotions in check, and quietly analyze what is going on.”

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