Willem II and Telstar will face each other in the first division tonight. A game that has only been played ten times before in the history of professional football. For the last time in 2014. NH Sport reports live in the radio broadcast of NH Sport.
Both clubs have one point after two matchdays. That is a disappointment for Willem II, who has been relegated from the Eredivisie. The goal of coach Kevin Hofland’s team is to return to the highest level this season. The people of Tilburg are supported in this by a huge following; more than ten thousand season tickets have been sold.
Telstar started with a 1-1 draw against Young Ajax and then got from PEC Zwolle with 0-5 on the pants. Within a few minutes, the White Lions were already 0-2 behind last week. According to trainer Mike Snoei, it is important to prevent that. This week Telstar received offensive reinforcements with RKC mercenary David Min.
Last win: 1985
Eight years ago, Willem II and Telstar last met in competition. The team of then trainer Marcel Keizer and players such as Antony Correia, Kevin van Essen, Sjaak Lettinga and Johan Kulhan went over the knee with 4-0. Telstar won twice in Tilburg. In 1963 (0-2) and for the last time in 1985 (0-2). Goal scorers in the last win were Marco Achmad and Gerrie Schaap.
The former FC Volendam players Erik Schouten (photo) and Nick Doodeman play in the current Willem II. Willem II and Telstar already faced each other in the preparation for this season. Despite an early red card to the home side, Telstar lost 2-0.
The kick-off in the Koning Willem II stadium is tonight at 8 p.m. Edward Dekker and Erik-Jan Brinkman report. The radio broadcast of NH Sport starts at 7 p.m.