At Hag shares a great compliment to FC Utrecht after fine victory
FC Utrecht trainer Erik ten Hag told Wednesday night after the victory on their own field against the much higher excitation Zenit St. Petersburg (1-0) in the heenduel in the play-offs of the Europa League is a great compliment to his players.
“I have enjoyed the way we’ve played,” said a beaming At the Hag in front of the camera of FOX Sports.
Nevertheless, the coach also careful critical note. “We had previously in the competition may strike, but we missed the chances or played the possibilities are not very good. If you in the final still knows how to score, you may be satisfied.”
At Hag was not surprised that FC Utrecht, the Russian leader was in charge. “I know what they can do. I have confidence in my players. They show a lot of mental strength. They remain sober, consistent, and disciplined. They have very few allowed for these topploeg. That is always the foundation of winning.”
At Hag had special words for luminary Yassin Ayoub. “I know that Yassin is great to six can play and that has it shown today in a very big race. He may never go away. I put him on the chain.”
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Dafne Schippers, the newly crowned world champion in the 200 metres, was guest of honour at FC Utrecht for a Europa League match with Zenit.
Fans of FC Utrecht in the Galgenwaard Stadium.
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That Zenit extremely dutiful for the day came, I was interested in At the Hag logically low. “I look not so much to the opponent. That I can not influence. I can only my own team influence and that’s what I do.”
“I’m sure that if we will next week be even better than in this match, we are able to the group stage. But it will be from the toes. There we will hard to work. But first, we should this evening give this a place, for Sunday wait again Willem II in the league.”
Zenit coach Roberto Mancini spoke of a deserved defeat. “FC Utrecht was better and faster than we are, partly because they have two days of rest more than we do in the run-up to this duel. However, We are only at the half. We are home to the turn.”
Matchwinner Labyad will find that Utrecht often had to score against Zenit