Captain Janssen praises role of technical staff in success for FC Utrecht


Captain Janssen praises role of technical staff in success for FC Utrecht

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Willem Janssen will see the shown the mentality of FC Utrecht in the second semi-final of the play-offs against Heerenveen as confirmation that the club is more stable than previous seasons.

“That mentality is still with us has grown this season, saw that you now have to go back again,” says the captain of the Domstedelingen against NUsport after the 2-1 victory against Heerenveen. “We also wanted this race to just win.”

Janssen praises especially the ability of trainer Erik Ten Hag, and the technical staff to the selection, again and again, the right way to motivate. “At the Hag has a particular climate is set down and we as players have adopted. The staff is on top of it, who tolerate no moment of weakness.”

Utrecht finished in the regular season as the fourth and performed thus better than expected. Now, we want the Domstedelingen however, the ultimate crowning of the season to qualify for European football.

“We have really our goal all long and wide met because we wanted the play-offs and successful”, says Janssen.

“At the beginning of the season we went to a place between six and twelve, but during the season we have the goal shifted. Now we want to just that ticket deal, we must make ourselves a reward for a wonderful season.”

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FC Utrecht is at the expense of Heerenveen placed for the play-offs for European football.
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The stadium was quite filled.
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Zivkovic scored the 2-0.
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Lioness and Zivkovic are happy with their hits.
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In the final of the play-offs take Janssen with Utrecht against AZ, FC Groningen twice with 4-1 defeated. The captain thinks that both teams are well matched, but that the pressure in AZ.

“They have the bigger budget, but maybe they feel therefore more pressure. They should actually European play, and we’d very much like to European play. It will be a close call, but we have the ambition to be that ticket to deal with it.”


When clubs like FC Utrecht is a good season, there is always interest from big clubs for single players. So leave striker Sebastian Haller to Eintracht Frankfurt and Soufyane Amrabat allegedly in the interest of Feyenoord. Nevertheless, it is Janssen not be afraid that the success takes its toll.

“Last season was the same situation, and that we have as well picked up. We have skilled people that a selection can build. For the club it is wonderful that those talents to break through and bring money, which is ultimately also a goal.”

After a few uncertain years seems to Utrecht again stable, both sporting and financial, see also Janssen. “Previously, you saw often that Utrecht after a good season again immediately declined. The objective is to make a stable of the top teams to be and stay. That we will see you again next year.”

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FC Utrecht and AZ to final play-offs for European football

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