Lawyer looks to conquer EL-ticket with Utrecht as a ‘great farewell’

FC Utrecht-coach Dick Advocaat will praise deficit for his players after winning a ticket for the qualifying round of the Europa League. The 71-year-old Hagenaar, that his team Tuesday night with a 0-2 saw win at Vitesse, had no better goodbye could wish for as a trainer in the Netherlands.

“I found that we in the heenwedstrijd all very well played and this time it was really great from our side,” said the Lawyer after the match in the GelreDome against FOX Sports. “In particular, the rearguard and the midfield were sublime. Vitesse has not played had a chance and that is worth a compliment.”

The starting position of Vitesse was by the 1-1-draw of Saturday in Stadium Galgenwaard not too bad, but the people from arnhem were for your own audience, simply the lesser against the particular fitter FC Utrecht.

Cyriel Dessers made after half an hour the 0-1 in Arnhem and Simon Gustafson threw the match in the 77th minute slot. Lawyer was anyway to speak about the occurrence of Gustafson against Vitesse, that the duel with ten man ended by a red card to Mohammed Dauda.

“Simon has exceptional qualities. – I say that all throughout the season, but a lot of people see that. He belongs in my eyes also in the Swedish national team and is a player who is at a higher level can play. That continue I say.”

Lawyer is, in turn, happy that his normally last job as a trainer in the Netherlands – he is after this season, replaced by John van den Brom has ended. “This is a fantastic way to be in the Netherlands to stop, thanks to my players. They have no time complained about fatigue and I am very proud of the way the team has played.”

The players of FC Utrecht celebrate. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Slutsky blames miss EL-ticket to fatigue

His fellow trainer Leonid Slutsky is no surprise that Vitesse failed in the play-offs for a Europa League ticket to conquer. According to the coach were his players, in contrast to that of FC Utrecht – really tired.

“We lost the match on the basis of freshness and condition. That is understandable, because we have a lot of injuries. Therefore, it is very difficult for me to analyse the match,” said Slutsky in interview with FOX Sports.

“The second ball was not for us and that is a first indication for a decreased physical condition. At Utrecht we had in the rest by injuries two bills to implement. If you are that freshness have not, it is a very difficult race to control.”

Slutsky saw that his players were weary. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Feyenoord, AZ and Utrecht Europa League in

For Vitesse came as a nasty end to a long season, which for the people from arnhem already, on July 26, began with an away game against the Romanian club FC Viitorul Constanta in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

“We started the season as the first Dutch club to finish will also last”, said Slutsky. “For me it was also separate that we are in the last sixteen days, six matches have played. That has worked on the team.”

FC Utrecht flows through the victory at Vitesse next summer in the second qualifying round of the Europa League. The same applies to AZ, that as a finished fourth in the league. Number three Feyenoord in the third qualifying round of the second most important European clubtoernooi start.

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