The past few weeks seemed to be degradation of FC Twente almost inevitable, but after the first thuiszege since October 21, 2017, Tuesday, against PEC Zwolle (2-0), was the faith in a good outcome in full at the hekkensluiter.
“It was a time period of time. We are waiting already too long on a win,” said captain Stefan Thesker immediately after the match with a deep sigh against FOX Sports. “Today was one-hundred percent earned it, we were very dominant.”
FC Twente recorded in their own Grolsch Veste by goals of backs Jeroen van der Lely and Michael Maria are first competitiezege since december 12, 2017 (1-2 against NAC Breda). Since then, picked up the Tukkers but seven points in fifteen duels.
The team of trainer Marino Pusic was for the duel with PEC on the last place with four points behind at number seventeen Sparta Rotterdam. With the form of FC Twente and only three matches to go, seemed to be the fate of the champion of 2010 is as good as sealed, but by the victory on PEC, there is a new sense of hope in Enschede.
“The hope was always there, but of course there were days that you thought: damn, what is happening here? Can we still win?”, thus Thesker. “Tonight we showed that we still can.”