‘Lamprou is a good guy, but sporty, of course, it offers opportunities’

Kostas Lamprou has completed his transfer to William II, now the battle for his succession is burning loose. Jasper Schendelaar and Mike Hauptmeijer have to decide who will be the new number one under the bar.
Lamprou has had one year at PEC, but PEC wanted to contribute to the departure of the born Greek: Willem II will be his new club, was announced on Tuesday. Mike Hauptmeijer (photo) sat in 2013 (!) for the first time on the bench at PEC, but has only won one official match in all these years.
Now the 25-year-old closing post smells his chance. “Lamprou is definitely a good guy, but sporty, of course, it offers opportunities now that he‘s gone,” he says to De Stentor. “For the past two years I was second goalkeeper, but the first goalkeeper played all games. I did joke with Kostas about his departure. You secretly hope for that too. It’s nice that we‘re getting a chance now.”
With ‘
we‘, he refers to Jasper Schendelaar, who came over from AZ last season. Trainer Dick Schreuder wants to give both goalkeepers a chance. “We had three goalkeepers with Kostas, Jasper and Mike who could basically be first goalkeepers. We are now going to see which option we go for.” Schreuder does not want to linger too long in Lamprou’s departure. “Of course, I am disappointed by Kostas leaving, especially because he goes to a competitor in the First Division. He is a super pro and a good leader in the group. At the same time, this is the situation we are in as a club and you have to make considerations. We have two other good goalkeepers.”