“It was not good enough again,” concluded Willem II coach Fred Grim, who is now fourteenth with his club with 18 points. “Due to an individual error, we are 1-0 behind and then you see that that is a mental blow. In the front we have too little thrust and you take that with you after a goal like this. So it was a double tap for us.”
Still Grim, who was met with his players in Tilburg by angry fans, remains optimistic. “I’m still confident I can turn it around. This isn’t a good time, no, but I’m not giving up. Never. In the dressing room there was of course disappointment afterwards and everyone deals with it in their own way, but you have to get on with each other. Telling each other the truth is allowed, also discussing, but then the preparation for the next match begins. That’s just how it works.”
“I don’t give up, never”
PEC was not even at full strength on Friday due to multiple corona infections. The club had also asked the KNVB to postpone the match, but without result. Yet everyone from the starting eleven and the substitutes had Eredivisie experience.
Van den Belt (20) opened the score after less than half an hour of play from a cross from captain Bram van Polen. PEC created several opportunities in the first half, but were unable to extend the lead. There were fewer opportunities in the second half. In the 78th minute, Van den Belt made his second goal, which decided the match.
Despite the victory, PEC remains at the bottom of the Eredivisie, with 9 points now. However, the gap with Fortuna Sittard, the number 17 in the ranking, has been reduced to 4 points.
View the standings, results and the program in the Eredivisie.
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