It is gradually becoming a recurring problem for Telstar: finishing opportunities. Mike Snoei’s team also had a number of huge opportunities in the 1-0 defeat against Helmond Sport. “We forget to reward ourselves,” says midfielder Tom Overtoom.
Overtoom was one of those players who squandered a great opportunity. The midfielder stole the ball from a Helmond Sport defender ten minutes before the end and could only approach the keeper. “I had a discussion with the trainer about whether I should have shot it in one go. Now I took it with me and fell short of the goalkeeper. I wanted to mark it, but it was just too short,” said Overtoom.
“We would have a bigger problem if we didn’t get any opportunities at all”
Overtoom does not panic because of the inaccuracy in front of the goal. “Today it was really bad. You forget to reward yourself. But we continued well. You really just have to win these kinds of matches. We also have the team for that. But we would have a bigger problem if we didn’t win at all. would have opportunities.”
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During the game, Mike Snoei jumped up and down along the sideline a number of times. The Telstar coach found it difficult to accept that his players could not make the 1-1. “I can’t understand it with my mind. How do you want to win matches? Does it always have to be in the 94th minute? This is just a shame.”
Telstar will be back in action next Friday. Then the play White Lions at home against Mike Snoei’s old club: De Graafschap.