Although the start of FC Groningen‘s season is very difficult, technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus “sees leads”. He doesn’t want to talk about the position of trainer Frank Wormuth yet.
After nine games, Groningen is in a disappointing fifteenth place. Fledderus acknowledges that he hoped for a better start, he tells Voetbal International. “We are not stable enough. The fact that we have had to deal with quite a few personal mistakes has not helped in that regard. We also did not participate in a number of duels at important moments, but don‘t get me wrong: we’re not going to hide behind bad luck. In my view, bad luck doesn‘t exist.”
According to Wormuth, Groningen is in a process and it could just be that the club only performs stably after the winter break. Fledderus: “It may indeed take us so long to become stable. But of course, our supporters don’t buy a season ticket for that. Let it be clear that we also want to perform now and that we are very sorry that this does not work. I think it‘s understandable that writing is being written critically and our fans are dissatisfied.”
In the coming weeks, Groningen will face FC Twente and PSV, very heavy opponents on paper. Fledderus, however, looks at it positively. “The pressure is not on us against FC Twente and PSV. Take a look at what Cambuur showed against PSV from that situation last week. A turnaround can occur when you don’t expect it.”
After nine rounds of play, the ambitious FC Groningen bivouacs just above the relegation line. The discontent among the supporters is increasing and criticism of trainer Frank Wormuth swells. How does Mark-Jan Fledderus look at the situation? https://t.co/5i6RPchpnx
— Reon Boeringa (@reonboeringa) October 10, 2022