"I was swearing a bit, but not specifically for (Coach Bert Van Marwijk) to hear. If you play well you don't think you'll be taken off. I'm getting a little despondent. The substitutions are predictable. But I think sometimes I deserve to stay on."
-- Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaar on his choice of words after being subbed during the Netherlands' 2-1 win over Finland. (Daily Mirror)