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Hiddink to stick with attacking ethos

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Russia coach Guus Hiddink believes attack will be the best form of defence against Holland in Saturday night´s Euro 2008 quarter-final in Basle.

The Dutch produced an attacking masterclass in the group stages, scoring a total of nine goals in convincing wins over France, Italy and Romania to top the ´Group of Death´ in some style.

He has urged his team to go for the jugular against his fellow countrymen, saying: "People like to see a more attacking game. The Dutch like to attack, to have the initiative and control, and be dominant. But the Russian team has changed a lot, not just in personnel but also in the way we play. We now try to install the kind of play where people love to come and watch us."

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