Guss Hiddink, the man in charge of Netherlands presently, is harming his reputation day by day and that too quite rapidly.
There was a time when he was one of the most favourite sporting figures in Netherlands.
And, it was not only the case in Netherlands, in the rest of the world too, Hiddink was very popular. He had a great image everywhere.
He was considered as a tactical genius, but, hat midas touch which he used to have a few years back, it does not seem to be there these days.
You would find it hard to find a single person currently who would tell you that Hiddink is doing a good job as the manager of the Netherlands national Football team.
Each and every supporter of Dutch Football wants his head and it’s quite astonishing actually.
And, Hiddink himself is showing signs of collapsing under pressure now. The statements that he is making, they don’t make too much of sense.
Recently, in one of his press conferences, he claimed that the Dutch side were not a top side any more. They might have made the Round of 4 last year in Brazil and had eventually ended at the third position, but, that was not the reflection of reality.
It was clearly a silly statement because the performance of Netherlands in all the big international competitions ahead of the arrival of Hiddink had been first class.
And, before being beaten at the hands of Argentina, they were playing some outstanding Football in World Cup.
So, to come out and say that the quality is not there in the squad, it suggests that Hiddink is staring to lose faith in his players and that is ominous from Netherlands’ point of view.