Striker Robin van Persie backed Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink on Monday after his side fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat in Iceland.
The loss -- the Netherlands' first ever to Iceland -- was Hiddink's third in four matches since taking over the team from Louis van Gaal following the World Cup.
"It really is painful that we lost here," captain Van Persie said after the match.
But the stiker -- who still plays under Van Gaal at Manchester United -- refused to place the blame Hiddink.
"Guus is a fantastic...