No Riechedly Bazoer in the selection of AZ tomorrow evening. This also applies to Jens Odgaard, Jesper Karlsson and Zinho Vanheusden. Despite these absentees, confidence is high at AZ for the Conference League play-offs. The opponent in Alkmaar is the Portuguese Gil Vicente. “A typical Portuguese team.”

    Pascal Jansen thinks opponent Gil Vicente is a typical Portuguese team

    AZ has been running fine in recent weeks. In the competition, Pascal Jansen’s team won twice. First the Alkmaarders defeated Go Ahead Eagles at home (2-0) and last weekend they took Sparta in Rotterdam (2-3). And in Europe, AZ successively put Tuzla City and Dundee United aside.


    In all these matches Tijjani Reijnders was invariably in the starting line-up. In recent years, the skilled midfielder often had to make do with substitutions. Now he seems certain of his place and that means he can play against this ‘typical’ Portuguese team tomorrow evening. “Ultimately, we have to make sure they don’t even waste time.”

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    Tijjani Reijnders is not worried about annoying Portuguese traits

    “Nice level”

    When it comes to the start of the season, Jansen is quite satisfied. Especially the 7-0 win at home against Dundee United last week stands out. “Then we hit a nice level with each other.”

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    AZ is on schedule according to critical trainer Pascal Jansen

    AZ – Gil Vicente starts tomorrow evening at 9 p.m. in Alkmaar. Report and reactions can be found on this NH Sport site afterwards.

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