Van den Brom, and Vlaar licking the wounds after beating AZ


Van den Brom, and Vlaar licking the wounds after beating AZ

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The beating of AZ on a visit to Zenit (5-0) proves that there is a substantial difference in level exists between the premiere league club and the Russian club. That concluded, AZ coach John van den Brom and defender Ron Vlaar Thursday night after the end of the groepsduel in the Europa League.

“It proves that there is work to be done”, said Vlaar. The captain saw that the Alkmaarders the first two goals weggaven by losing the ball in own half.

“It may not happen, but it happens anyway. Then you run behind the facts. It is a shame because in the first half, we were still reasonably in the race,” said the international at FOX Sports.

The defender left the field after less than an hour of play due to a kuitblessure. On the severity he could even say anything. “I still don’t know what I should say. I’m not going for nothing to the side. It is just a matter of waiting.”

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AZ went looking down against Zenit St. Petersburg.
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It was 5-0.
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Zenit scored after resting four times.
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Joris van Overeem saw a goal disallowed.
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Van den Brom

Van den Brom was fed up of the heavy defeat and the injuries that Vlaar and Wout Weghorst climbed. “You lose no chance with 5-0, especially in the second half we have given away. But you also lose two players.”

The loss of Weghorst, which by an elbow, a broken nose suffered, calling the coach a critical moment. While the striker injured along the side of the field was Zenit’s opening goal. “That was very acid. It had a red card should be, but instead we stand here with ten men and we get a goal against.”

“Also Vlaar is still out with a kuitblessure, that did not look good.”

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The 5-0 was for AZ, the heaviest defeat in the early season. “I see this as an incident. We have our 45 minutes to the appointments held, but after that, there is a lot wrong. We played against a team that is far stronger than we are, there you also have to honest in.”

“But we will be there Sunday again, don’t be afraid.” AZ plays against Sparta Rotterdam. The contest at The Castle starts at 16.45 hours.

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