NAC trainer Steijn furious at KNVB: ‘We are now getting extra picked’

NAC Breda lost Friday night with 2-0 visiting Almere City. Trainer Maurice Steijn will not be able to talk about the game of his team, but will also share a good deal towards the KNVB. The current schedule is not sustain, the trainer finds.

โ€œThats a bit the predictive thought I had, that it was irresponsible to playโ€, says Steijn in front of the camera of FOX Sports at the injuries that De Rooij and Van Hooijdonk suffered against Almere. โ€œThis is why we asked to postpone the contest. People are in overload and run into injuries. Now were probably losing two players again.โ€
NAC tried to convince the KNVB that the current play games cannot be maintained, but did not receive any hearing from Zeist. โ€œThey are not open to consultation. We have constantly indicated this scenario. Again, we did not play well today. Were not going to hide behind that. But what we did say is that it is irresponsible to play so many games with such a small group in a short period of time. That appears now as well. (…) Were getting caught extra now.โ€
The steam does not come out of the ears at Steijn, who is clearly holding in front of the camera. โ€œI say this in a personal capacity, the KNVB has to do with it what they want. I think the facts speak for themselves. Now we can patch everything up on Monday and move towards the next race within two daysโ€, he concludes.

รรฟMaurice Steijn is cynical after the loss of Kaj de Rooij and Sydney van Hooijdonk.โ€Thats a bit of the predictive thought I had, huh, that it was irresponsible to play.โ€ pic.twitter.com/Kraz38cPHB
โ€” FOX Sports (@FOXSportsnl) October 23, 2020