Janssen: ‘Everyone pretended to players of Valletta koekenbakkers’

Janssen: ‘Everyone pretended to players of Valletta koekenbakkers’

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Willem Janssen was Thursday night and is relieved after FC Utrecht at the expense of Valletta FC in the third qualifying round of the Europa League reached. The 31-year-old captain believes that the team itself is a good service has been proven.

“We created many chances and have only two just a few short moments against. Everyone is behaving as if the players of Valletta a few koekenbakkers, but they are also just profs that you can’t just set aside. We have done well,” said Janssen after the end in Waalwijk for the camera of NUsport.

FC Utrecht, that the heenwedstrijd last week still goalless gelijkspeelde, was in the return is clearly a bit too big for Valletta from Malta.

Sean Klaiber made with a beautiful volley after eighteen minutes for 1-0, after which Janssen with a header and Zakaria Labyad with a beautiful krulbal the margin in the second half increased. A late still in strong position of the visitors from Malta celebrated Utrecht.


Interview Willem Janssen


Janssen acknowledged that his team the match much earlier, in the end I had to throw. Among others, striker Simon Makienok was very unhappy in the conclusion. “At rest, we already had with 3-0 have to stand for and the 2-0 left a lot to be a long time coming”, said Janssen.

“That’s the sharpness that is missing at the beginning of a season. We have many new boys joined in the attack for a long time not played, and very quickly at the top level. That may still not be as fast, even though I have top of the class, however, at times seen.”

Janssen look especially forward to the matches with the Polish Lech Poznan in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. The midfielder is glad that Utrecht can play in the Galgenwaard Stadium, which is now not available due to the european CHAMPIONSHIP for women.

“We look forward to after a few years of European football to play in the Galgenwaard stadium,” said Janssen. “We want the group stages to pick, and on paper, the draw possibilities. It will be very hard, but today we have a positive impression.”

The last time FC Utrecht from the second round, an attempt should venture to the group stage to reach, in 2013. At the time, turned out Luxembourg’s FC Differdange 03 to strong. “We have the Luxembourg spook Differdange now swept away, so that is also fine,” says Janssen.

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