FC Utrecht may still have with Ayoub against Zenit, Kali months out

FC Utrecht may still have with Ayoub against Zenit, Kali months out

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FC Utrecht can Wednesday in the heenwedstrijd against Zenit St Petersburg in the play-offs of the Europa League may still just have Yassin Ayoub.

The 23-year-old midfielder ran on Friday during the first game of the season against ADO Den Haag (0-3 win) an ankle injury on it and had the rest replaced.

The duel with Zenit in the private Galgenwaard seemed to arrive early for Ayoub, but after a final fitness test on Tuesday, coach Erik ten Hag confident that he is the playmaker still can write.

“I have good hope that he could join us against Zenit,” said Ten Hag on his forward-looking press conference. “I changed him Friday too, a little preventive.”

It is also still the question of whether Ayoub for a very long time in the shirt of FC Utrecht has to offer. The neo-international of Morocco is in the concrete interest of the Turkish Bursaspor.

Ayoub would not be the first player this summer, the door at FC Utrecht behind departs. Previously sought, among others, Sébastien Haller, Nacer Barazite, Wout Brama and Robbin Ruiter of their salvation elsewhere.

At Hag is not at all to pressure. “Our selection is in a way composed that we setbacks can stand out. It is as it is, we must agree to deal.”


At Hag had Tuesday still a disappointment in the collection. He has to do in the coming months not to count on the services of Anouar Kali.

The 26-year-old midfielder was due to a achillespeeskwetsuur also in an early stage to leave the field against ADO and research in the hospital be four days later that he certainly two months.

Of course, missing Kali against Zenit. The inspector returned this summer back at FC Utrecht, that he took over from Willem II.

FC Utrecht-Zenit St. Petersburg begins Wednesday at 18.00 hours and under guidance of the Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic. The winner of the diptych of the place for the group stage of the Europa League.

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