WESLEY Sneijder might be seen as a lynchpin in the Netherlands World Cup team, but coach Bert van Marwijk sees all the players as key factors to the Orange's incredible success in the soccer extravaganza.
Van Marwijk said a collective effort was the key to their run to the final.
The Dutch side edged Uruguay in the semifinals at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday night.
This is their first World Cup final in 32 years.
"I'm very happy with the way the players have fared so far in the World Cup," said Van Marwijk, who also expressed his happiness with South Africa as tournament hosts.
"South Africa is a nice place and we enjoyed playing here.
"All my players have shown a great deal of commitment and dedication both at training and during matches and really I am not surprised that we are in the final.
"When I started working on this (World Cup) project two years ago, the plan was to achieve something big in the long run. We worked hard to be here and our belief that we will do well also pulled us through. I remember a few months ago when our players tended to be overconfident.
"I sat down with them to explain that we need to respect our opponents because complacency could lead to our downfall. They listened to me.
"We are starting to feel it, but I must say we are not there yet. We need to win one last match to realise our dream.
"It will be a tough final but we are ready, we cannot afford to let our people back home and those who are here down," said Van Marwijk.
The Netherlands are the only team to reach the final without dropping a point and Van Marwijk sees his charges lifting the coveted World Cup trophy on Sunday.
"We want to go home with the title," he said.
"Our people have been waiting for 32 years."
And while it may require a collective effort, Sneijder remains a key player for the Orange on Sunday.