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Control: ‘Finale certainly plays a part in AZ’

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Edward Control, interim coach of Vitesse, is convinced that the final of the KNVB cup on Sunday it plays a role in the minds of the players of AZ.

Edward Control

“I’m a player and know that such a big race always plays a role in the duel that went before it,” says Steer, who Wednesday night with Vitesse takes office in Alkmaar.

“That game no one wants to miss and they also certainly are working on”, said Control unit, which in the middle late or that an advantage or a disadvantage for his team. When Vitesse last season himself in the final of the KNVB cup was played a week earlier against Wigan. Where the meet in Arnhem normally a difficult job for the People, explained Vitesse Feyenoord is not obstructed in any way and took the formation of Giovanni van Bronckhorst simple three points (0-2) in the battle for the championship title, which it eventually conquered.

Vitesse is sixth and is fighting for a place in the play-offs for European football. After a bad series with four points from seven games under the now dismissed coach Henk Fraser, began Directing Saturday convincing. By a resounding 7-0 victory at Sparta (the largest in Dutch history on Eredivisie-level) took Vitesse to the thread again.

In the saddle

“It was something we desperately needed,” said Steer, who with a quick openingsgoal after a minute and a stupid red card for opponent Michiel Kramer in the saddle helped. “Also for myself, it was nice to start, because it was a confirmation for what I was doing.”

The interim coach can in heyt Afas Stadium again have Luc Castaignos (he was suspended) and Arnold Kruiswijk, who for a long time with back problems faced. “Arnold still has some problems, but is fit enough and I’d take him like,” says Control. “With his experience and qualities I can call on him if necessary.”

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