Remko Pasveer thinks that Vitesse has a real chance to win the KNVB Cup. The formation of trainer Thomas Letsch won hard on Tuesday from ADO Den Haag, but repents to the quarter-finals.
“The cup is always alive. You want to win a prize,” says Pasveer to De Cceit. “Why couldn‘t it be with this group? If you see how we stand now..” Yet Pasveer does not want to anticipate things. “We aim for competition for competition. Everyone can talk and dream about things, but for us the next game counts and that’s the match against FC Groningen.”
Also trainer Letsch sees opportunities for Vitesse in the cup tournament. “At Red Bull Salzburg, I experienced twice that we took the cup and I also saw the images of Vitesse‘s cup win. Such a thing makes a lot loose,” says the trainer. “I don’t mean it arrogant, but we‘re only two games away from the final and we’re going to do everything we can to get this prize. Where I also know it‘s going to be very difficult.”
Letsch also saw that Vitesse got away well against ADO a number of times. In the final phase, the Hagenaren were dangerously close to the equalizer several times. “It was a bit of a comic contest. That’s what you have in football sometimes. This is a sport of mistakes,” says the practice master, who does not blame his players for the lesser game. “The players are not machines. We‘ve had four games in a short time and we’ve done it super. We won all four of them. In the final phase we made some wrong decisions and it became exciting. It happens in a contest. The most important thing for me is that we are a round ahead.”