Erik Velderman made in the catacombs of the Gelredome stadium an excited impression after the relegation of FC Twente.
The players of FC Twente dripping.
“It is terrible for our people. The staff, the fans, the sponsors. It is really a dramatic day,” said the general manager, that his club, with 5-0 at Vitesse saw losses.
“We have about all the scenarios considered. Today, we are only at the place. From Monday, we are going to fight again,” said Velderman. “This is a dramatic season in all respects. It is crying out, stand up and everything will be back to pick it up. We are going to have our wounds to lick and regroup. There is no reason to think that we’re going bankrupt.”
Velderman had for a long time not taken into account with direct relegation. “The whole season you see things that are incredible to look at. Eventually, a growing disbelief more and more to the realization that it is perhaps even more can tegenzitten than hoped. The moment you think you will get relegated is really terrible,” says the director. “Of advance you can not imagine how this feels. It is very heavy. I notice the people around us. It is quite emotional.”
In the run-up to the match against Vitesse believed Velderman, there’s still a bit in. “I had hope. That you should also continue to keep. You see them a long time to persevere, but after the 1-0 you can see it what way. With me. It is just not different.”