Go Ahead Eagles coach John Stegeman may be the way he Tuesday with his team to promotion to the Premier league misliep barely believe it. The Deventenaren lost in an insane duel with 4-5 of RKC Waalwijk.
“This I have never experienced before. I did once against FC Groningen in the dying seconds of a 1-0-deficit turned into a 2-1 victory, but not this”, said a baffled Stegeman at FOX Sports.
“From a losing position to come back, to have the feeling that you have the winning and yet at the last second still in the 4-4 against: particular and bizarre.”
Go Ahead seemed to be on the way to the Premier league by a late hit from substitute player: Pieter Langedijk, but in the very last seconds signed Stijn Spierings on behalf of his side for the decisive 4-4. In the remaining time, Mario Bilate is still there too 4-5.
Disillusioned players of Go Ahead Eagles may end barely contain. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘Proud to announce that we have shown who we are
The 42-year-old Stegeman was fed up of the way Go Ahead the promotion to the Premier league still hands gave. He found that his team often had to score.
“We have not done, that is clear. Otherwise you get not so easy goals against. We have in the second half, enough opportunities had to decide, but that we have not done”, says the former coach of Heracles Almelo.
“We have to show that we have the tension of us can shake. We have converted to the urge to act. I am proud that we have shown who we are and I said in the beginning, that this kind of matches will be decided on details.”
Go Ahead came in the season 2016/2017 for the last time in the Premier league. RKC is after five years back at the highest level.
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