AZ pacer Dani de Wit celebrates on the field and next to it: “Good relationship with fans”

Dani de Wit likes a party. With his fellow players behind him, the Alkmaar midfielder stands in front of the fanatic supporters after the match against Sparta. With his hands he determines the rhythm of clapping and singing. “I think I have a good relationship with the fans.”

AZ player Dani de Wit likes a party – NH News

With a goal and an assist, Dani de Wit played a major role in the victory for AZ at home against Sparta, 2-0. Still, AZ’s number ten thought there could have been more. “We got off to a good start, but we made it unnecessarily exciting in the last half hour.”


An analysis that trainer Pascal Jansen shared afterwards in the catacombs of the AZ stadium. The Alkmaar coach saw his team play below his level in the second half. Jansen was happy with another clean sheet and that AZ took revenge for last season’s defeat against Sparta. “Their goalkeeper Nick Olij then had the game of his life and we put that right today.”

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AZ coach Pascal Jansen about settling the score with Sparta – NH News


There was a lot to celebrate for De Wit not only on the field, but also outside the lines. Before the match he was put in the spotlight, because the midfielder has 150 official matches for AZ to his name. De Wit received a framed shirt with 150 on it from director Robert Eenhoorn. “A shirt like that is nice for the collection.” And after the match he was chosen man of the match.

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Dani de Wit about his goal and the 150 games for AZ – NH News

With PSV and FC Twente, AZ is the only club without losing points. The Alkmaarders are now in second place. The Eindhoven team has a slightly better goal difference. AZ will play against Zrinjski in the Conference League on Thursday, after which PEC Zwolle will wait for the competition on Sunday.

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