Wesley Sneijder has revealed that the Netherlands dressing room was divided during Euro 2012.

Netherlands lost all three games at Euro 2012 amid reports of division in the dressing room.

In his biography which will be released this week, Sneijder said according to NU.nl, “The team spirit of 2010 was never there. And I already had such a hunch. In Hoenderloo I already wanted to get out. Players complained about each other. Mutually and against the press. Leaked about everything.”

Sneijder confirmed that competition between players was not healthy and it revolved around Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who had run ins with Mark van Bommel, and Robin van Persie, “Those guys were not together, everyone knew that.

“In hindsight, they might have had to send someone home. It doesn’t matter who exactly. For the shock effect. But now we were faced with two camps. Camp Van Persie and Camp Huntelaar.”

Sneijder added,  “It just wasn’t right. Yes, too many big egos together, for sure. We were the vice world champion, everyone thought and knew it was good. Everyone thought they belonged in the line-up, everyone wanted to be part of the new success. The spirit of sacrifice of 2010 no longer existed. But I went reluctantly. Especially because I wanted to wear the Orange shirt. “

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