John van den Brom believes it is “a pity” that he for one duel has been suspended for his statements about referee Kevin Blom after the top match against PSV (2-3 defeat) last Saturday.
“I think that you should always be able to say what you think and what you think”, says Van den Brom Thursday in Zaanstad at his press conference for the uitduel with Heracles Almelo on Friday. “If not, then it is very difficult to get even for the cameras to appear. I find that a pity.”
The trainer should have the match in Almelo from the stands as he, after the end of the match against PSV critically was about Blom, that the Locals, including a penalty kick, and AZ defender Ron Vlaar of the field is sent with red after he broke out Hirving Lozano to the ground, spent.
“Our large friend Blom gets it again. There is this weekend’s one big game and I don’t understand that we have no top referee for get. The players don’t know what they are getting in to this arbitrator,” said Van den Brom Saturday against FOX Sports.
The ex-international decided Wednesday to accept a settlement proposal of one duel suspension. “I’m going to deliberately not in occupation”, concluded Van den Brom, a day later. “There is much about spoken and written and I have no desire to rekindle. The rest in the direction of the upcoming matches is more important to me.”
AZ coach Van den Brom to a duel suspended, Vlaar rejects settlement proposal af
Van den Brom know until several hours before the match against Heracles Almelo, or he can have Vlaar. The defender appears Thursday night for the disciplinary committee. Vlaar pointed to the settlement proposal of the prosecutor’s office, him for one game wild suspended for his red card in the duel with PSV.
“That is a very exciting moment, especially in the preparation for our match on Friday,” said Van den Brom. “Normally, I love giving clarity to the guys about the way of play, now we take a blow to the arm. I also don’t know how this ends. That we need to wait and see.”
Stijn Wuytens followed Thursday a custom workout, but can be used against Heracles. That also applies to Pantelis Hatzidiakos, who against PSV due to illness was missing. With the home team missing Jeff Hardeveld. Robin Pröpper is after the disease back.
Heracles Almelo-AZ starts Friday night at 20: 00 and is under the direction of arbitrator Jochem Kamphuis.
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