After five months on the sidelines, injured Kaandorp sees his team blossom

Kaandorp last played against FC Emmen on October 6. He then suffered a groin injury that was difficult to recover from. Then he suffered another setback. “Now I can rebuild, so I’m very happy with that.”

The contrast is also great for Kaandorp. During the period when he was injured, Telstar was in the corner where the blows fell. Now the team has found its niche. “You try to stay with the group a bit, but that is difficult. You can see that in the last matches there is more energy and cooperation,” says Kaandorp, who sees a reborn Telstar.

Overtoom and Koeman

While Kaandorp is back from injury, Telstar saw two players drop out. Tom Overtoom grabbed his hamstring and goalkeeper Ronald Koeman Jr. was left behind in the locker room at halftime with a wrist injury. “I don’t know yet whether it is the same wrist,” says coach Uli Landvreugd about Koeman, who broke his wrist earlier this season.

The trainer had to accept defeat for the first time at the Krommedijk. After remaining unbeaten for four games, Telstar lost 2-0 to FC Dordrecht. “A match with two faces,” says Landvreugd, who saw his team throw away all hesitation in the second half. “There was definitely something more to it.”