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Van Basten defends Timmer

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Holland coach Marco van Basten refused to lay the blame solely on goalkeeper Henk Timmer despite conceding three times in the victory over Austria on Wednesday.

The Oranje found themselves 3-0 down after 35 minutes in Vienna, but Klaus-Jan Huntelaar (two), Johnny Heitinga and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink all struck to seal a stunning 4-3 win.

"Personal mistakes meant we had to come from 3-0 down," he said. "So you can only be happy if you win in the end.

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