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Proud of Groningen-coach Buijs: ‘to defend, you can also play-offs”

Trainer Danny Buijs takes the particular that he there, after a turbulent season, been successful with FC Groningen in the play-offs for European football to reach. The coach realizes after the 1-0 defeat at FC Emmen, though, that the game of his team much better to have a serious chance to win a ticket for the Europa League.

“We have come so far with good defense, not with good football and lots of goals”, approved Buijs Wednesday night after the lost duel in Emmen at FOX Sports. “We have the play-offs have been achieved, and as you can see, where we come from, that’s a huge achievement.”

Groningen began to be ruinous to the season with four defeats in the first five races and was even for a while at the bottom of the rankings. Buijs received in that period the necessary criticism to handle it, but the Further focused after the winter break completely with a play-offticket as icing on the cake.

“It turns out that with good defense and a huge fighting spirit the play-offs. If you see how many points we have attained, after the winter, and how few goals we have been given, then there are certain things went well. The cast of actors deserve a big compliment.”

Groningen lost the last regular game of FC Emmen. (Photo: Pro Shots)

‘Talk must be all throughout the year, the better

The way the play-offs were finally reached, agree Buijs less positive. Groningen lost Wednesday 1-0 in Emmen, but stays in the crucial eighth spot by the 6-2 defeat of competitor Willem II-ADO Den Haag.

“My horoscope is gemini and I have after this game also mixed feelings,” said Buijs, Michael Chacon in the first half in free position, touch saw shoot for Emmen. “We started well but then we gave needless a goal scored away. We had the game and we are this season, just very moderate.”

“I can’t imagine that anyone thinks: I go at 80 percent football. But I have seen some that I suspected that they are not the maximum gifts. Talk need it anyway all throughout the year is better, but you should also be able to defend to see results.”

FC Groningen begins the hunt for a European ticket Saturday with a home match against Vitesse. The return is three days later in the GelreDome. FC Utrecht and Heracles Almelo are the other clubs in the play-offs.

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