Jans confidently after minor defeat in Florence: ‘Now the hell of Enschede’

FC Twente trainer Ron Jans looks with confidence at the return against Fiorentina in the Conference League playoffs. Although lost 2-1 in Florence, the performance of the Tukkers offered perspective after the break.
โ€œThere was a first half and there was a second half,โ€ Jans concludes afterwards to the Algemeen Dagblad. โ€œIn the first half, we gave up a very early goal and were overrun and bluffed off in the duels. We lost most of the balls and it seemed like the pace was too fast. But you see, European experience: we just didnt dare to play football. With 2-0, we got away quite well in the first half.โ€
After the break, however, it started running at Twente. โ€œIn the second half, we converted something and urged the players: dare, have guts and take initiative. And especially after the 2-1, I think the 2-2 was in the air earlier than the 3-1 for Fiorentina. I hope that the first half has been a very good lesson for us and the second half should give us a lot of confidence to receive Fiorentina in the hell of Enschede next week, because we are ready.โ€