Striker Lars Veldwijk from FC Groningen denies that he Sunday during the second half of the thuisduel with ADO Den Haag (0-0) refused to fall and don’t even understand that coach Ernest Faber him accuses.
“With surprise I hear that today, I would have refused to fall for FC Groningen. This is, however, no question”, writes Veldwijk on Twitter.
“To me, today is not asked to perform in the fall. I am always, and every minute willing to play for FC Groningen if the trainer is relying on me to do.”
Faber had just after the match in the Noordlease Stadium a very different reading. According to the trainer of the people in Groningen, he wanted Veldwijk insertion, but refused to accept the attacker that.
“It was intended that he would come,” said Faber at FOX Sports. “But Lars decided that he no longer wanted to fall and went down again. We go tomorrow to sit down with the board and then we discuss this.”
Faber suggested the refusal of one-time South African international Veldwijk extra painful to find because the public in the Euroborg now audible little understanding for the wisselbeleid of the coach.
“The supporters don’t know what’s going on and then I understand their reaction,” he responded to the catcalls from the stands. “Actually, you would they have to options at what exactly is going on.”
Faber, who has already indicated at the end of the season to leave the current number thirteen of the Premier league, admitted that the level of the game disappointing.
“The players are very keen and give the maximum. But if there is then, unfortunately, players who do not want to fight for their colleagues, then that is very disappointing. We have a suitable solution for it.”
Veldwijk, who still has a contract until mid-2020, came this season, eighteen times in action for Groningen, which is ten times as a substitute. Previously played the born Dutchman living in the North, under more for Excelsior, PEC Zwolle and Nottingham Forest.
Doelpuntloze equal play for Excelsior-NAC and Groningen-ADO