“The ones we should really have to watch are Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta; they both determine Spain’s game and make it that balls get to Villa,” Robben told De Telegraaf.
“We should not allow them to play, to have freedom. We have to mark them very well, because if we give them the slightest of spaces, we will have problems.”
Quizzed on his side’s qualities, Robben stressed that he believes the Oranje have enough in their bag to see off Spain.
“We have a very solid block, with two midfielders like [Nigel] de Jong and [Mark] van Bommel, both of whom are our references, and four good defenders behind them,” Robben added.
“They are the main strength of our team. And then we have footballers with great individual quality who can make the difference. They can come out of nowhere to score a goal. We have the conviction that we will win this final.”