FC Utrecht-coach Dick Advocaat knows that it’s from Friday in the final of the play-offs for European football at Vitesse especially important to Martin Ødegaard to stop.
The Noor is with the people from arnhem and away the most dangerous player. After a difficult beginning of the season, Ødegaard is completely separate. He was this week with a goal and two assists, singlehandedly responsible for the gain at FC Groningen (3-1), after the first match with 2-1 was lost.
Lawyer is full of praise about the hireling of Real Madrid. “That boy has so much talent,” he said Thursday at RTV Utrecht. “He could not for nothing, already on his eighteenth to Real and takes a thick 25 million euro. That is more than all our players together.”
The outgoing coach stressed that his team cleverly has done by in the final of the play-offs. “We brought in the league as many points as Vitesse, which is a much higher budget than us. That is just handsome.”
Also, last year competed with FC Utrecht and Vitesse for the last European ticket. That then went to Vitesse, therefore, that early action was needed in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. Many players, therefore, there is a long season.
Ødegaard was against FC Groningen not to stop. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘Is about how strong you are in your head’
“It’s about how strong you are still in the head”, says Vitesse coach Leonid Slutsky about it at Omroep Gelderland. “It took us a lot of energy cost against Groningen. But of course we are in many respects identical. The differences are small.”
The Rus may, for example, do not rely on Roy Beerens, Jake Clarke-Salter and Oussama Darfalou, while Bryan Linssen, Tim Matavz and Matus Bero not at all okselfris.
Ødegaard is on the other hand excellent shape, knows Slutsky. He expected that Utrecht will do to the Norwegian the play to make it impossible. “It is short day there is something to invent,” said the coach. “We will try with something to come, but that is not easy.”
The first finaleduel in the play-offs begin on Friday, at 20.45 hours in the Galgenwaard Stadium. Jeroen Manschot is the arbitrator of service. The return is four days later in Arnhem. The winner of the flows coming season in during the second round of the Europa League.
Match schedule play-offs for European football and promotion/relegation