Hat-trick hero Eddahchouri beams with happiness: “I could continue playing football for days”

With the match ball already in the bag, Zakaria Eddahchouri proudly spoke to the press. The attacker caused a sensation for Telstar in De Vliert stadium against FC Den Bosch (1-4 win) by producing his first hat trick ever. Eddahchouri had to be patient, especially with the first goal. “It was a difficult moment, but even during the interruption I knew in which corner I would shoot it.”

When the winger wanted to take the penalty kick, the crowd from Den Bosch chanted ‘cunt KNVB’, after which the players were sent in by referee Eijgelsheim. Fifteen minutes later the game was restarted with a penalty kick: “The coach helped me to maintain focus at this moment. We really needed the goal, after that we started playing football much more freely,” said the attacker.

First of many

After the game was stopped after 37 minutes and 40 seconds, Telstar emerged from the dressing room rejuvenated: “I was done with all those compliments. This just had to happen. It’s nice that those goals are finally happening.” says a happy Telstar trainer Mike Snoei.

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In addition to Eddahchouri’s three goals, Tom Overtoom played an important role. The director in midfield scored and at times made wonderful passes. “After the opening goal, there was more space for us. Then I am in my element and it becomes easier to play football,” says Overtoom, who, despite Eddahchouri’s three goals, also wanted to highlight his own contribution. “We’re also going to talk about my goal, right? It was really a line, didn’t you think?”, the goalscorer concludes jokingly.

With the big win in North Brabant, Telstar climbs to seventeenth place in the rankings. Mike Snoei’s team will take on leader Willem II on their own field next Friday.