FC Emmen-striker Nicklas Pedersen can not believe his luck with his two goals against FC Groningen. The Dane led his team Sunday in the final stage to a 1-2 victory in Groningen.
“It is an incredible feeling. Here I dreamed of when I was on the field was,” said Pedersen after the match on FOX Sports.
He came a quarter of an hour for time in the field. Then brought Mimoun Mahi Groningen in the lead in the lead, after which Pedersen the arrears with two goals still omboog.
The 31-year-old attacker played from 2009 to 2012 for FC Groningen. When he was in the field, came to Emmen, he was uitgefloten by the supporters of the home team.
“This is a delicious revenge’
“That made me not”, he said. “I heard the fans a little bit of hiss when I set the field, entered, so this is a delicious revenge.”
For Pedersen were his first goals in the service of Emmen, him last summer, took over from KV Mechelen. By injuries he came so far only in nine matches played in action.
“I still need my exercise, but I feel a lot better. In my first seven games I felt already pretty good, but took advantage of my opportunities. So it is a relief to know that I can score.”
‘Pedersen is a fantastic footballer’
Emmen-trainer Dick Lukkien was obviously happy that he Pedersen had inserted. “I also had a feeling of it”, he said. “Pedersen is a few weeks away with an injury, but he would like to see what he can do.”
“He is a fantastic footballer, but he makes too few goals”, continued the coach. “Now he makes two goals, a boys’ book.”
Lukkien served from 2011 to 2016 as assistant coach of FC Groningen. “I understand the sentiment. When I come here, reed, I also had a really special feeling. I give FC Groningen the best, but FC Emmen is now just a little bit more.”
By the victory climbed Emmen to the twelfth place in the rankings. Groningen dropped to the sixteenth place.
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