Captain Menno Koch is ashamed deeply for the fact that Mitchell van der Gaag Monday has resigned from the troubled NAC Breda. The 24-year-old defender had the season like to be finished with the coach.
“I think that we have the trainer, as a team have abandoned,” said Koch, Tuesday at the training ground of NAC against the NIS. “I feel very responsible for. That it has travelled so far, doing quite a lot of pain.”
Hekkensluiter NAC is actually all throughout the season, degradatiezorgen, but after the painful 0-4-thuisnederlaag against FC Utrecht on Saturday evening even more firmly on the last place.
Both number seventeen FC Emmen as number sixteen, The County has eight points more, so the ‘Pearl of the South’ a miracle is needed to direct degradation to avoid. Van der Gaag hopes by his departure that there is someone else that does for a change can provide in Breda.
“That is his decision and we need to respect that, but personally I had the season happy with him finished,” said Koch, who also personally difficult with the dismissal of Van der Gaag. “It was difficult for me to find words that I wanted him to say it. This, I also need a moment for myself to process.”
Mitchell van der Gaag served Monday his resignation in. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘People think of me now maybe a dick’
The large defeat Saturday against Utrecht suffered NAC is not only the third loss in a row, but to wait for the people from the netherlands also still on the first competitiezege since december 22, 2018. Although the situation is getting awkward, Koch has not yet met the Kitchen Champion of Division thinking.
“The beauty of football is that in the past, crazy things have happened and we must hope that we now can also cause. That it is very difficult and that much work is needed, is a given. But we still have eight matches, so there is still a chance.”
“I understand that a lot of people in the Netherlands look at different and that our fans are critical”, he continued Koch. “Maybe they find me now, to an asshole that I say this, but still, I hope that our supporters continue to believe. That is the only thing to which we can hold fast. Otherwise we can better stop.”
NAC plays on Sunday 31st march the first match without Van der Gaag, when VVV-Venlo on a visit in the Rat Verlegh Stadium. It is not yet known whether this season is already a successor for the departed coach. The honours are currently held by the assistant coaches.
Coach Van der Gaag get in Eredivisie-hekkensluiter NAC Breda
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