De Graafschap coach Henk de Jong find the 8-0 defeat of Sunday on a visit to Ajax especially annoying for players. He is, however, not surprised that his team, with such large numbers went off.
“You hope not, but given the situation that we are in you know in advance that this might happen,” said Young just after the end of the contest in the Johan Cruijff ArenA in front of the camera of the NOS.
“I know the whole season already. Whether we are with four, five, or eight defenders to play: we have trouble with the defend. Actually you should so see: we were in a rondo and there were a couple of times.”
The County had after a quarter of play even on a 0-1-ahead. Daryl van Mieghem was after a long ball forward just on the goal of André Onana him, but he shot a lot of rush.
“Then it was 8-1. I can’t say the result flattered”, says De Jong, who found that Van Mieghem more careful with the possibility to had to go.
“Daryl was actually in front should cross and then hope that he touched would be. Then there was a red card pulled, and you were with a man more perhaps still had a chance. Now, it was a risky mission.”
The Young replaced the mid attacker for a defender
The Young chose halfway there at 3-0-position to an attacker (Furdjel Narsingh) to be replaced for a defender (Myenty Abena), but that was after a reasonable first quarter, ultimately, of no avail.
“I was at a given moment to to watch the clock with the wish that it would go faster tapping. It went hard in the last half hour. There were also a few wereldgoals between”, spoke The Young.
“I find it sad for my boys. They do everything on the training. But, on the other hand, other teams with 5-0 or 6-0 lost, which is just as good 10-0 it could have been.”
The County stands by the defeat firmer on the last place in the Premier league. The Doetinchemmers close Sunday the first half of the season with a home game against the top teams Vitesse.
“These have we had. I think any trainer that says that here this year. Let’s also be glad that Ajax is so good. At least We have something to cheer about in Europe”, concluded The Young.
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