The disappointment is great at Vitesse after the surprising 2-1 defeat against PEC Zwolle. The team from Arnhem saw an unbeaten series come to an end and failed to take over the lead in the Eredivisie from Ajax.
“Knowing that we could now have been a leader, this certainly makes a disappointment”, 24-year-old Bazoer was disappointed in conversation with FOX Sports. “We were completely outplayed by PEC in the first half, honest you have to be. We couldn’t get a grip on it at all.”
Despite that difficult first half, Vitesse led 0-1 at half time due to an early goal by Oussama Darfalou. In the second half, the visitors received a red card for the third time this season – Idrissa Touré stood on Kenneth Paal’s leg – and PEC took full advantage of that surplus situation.
“Things went a bit better after the break, but after the red card everything went wrong for us”, said Bazoer, who saw Jesper Drost score the equalizer in the 65th minute. Mike van Duinen gave PEC the victory ten minutes later by using a penalty kick.
Riechedly Bazoer is very disappointed with the defeat of Vitesse. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘The first half was too easy going’
For Vitesse it was only the second defeat of the season. The team of trainer Thomas Letsch lost 2-1 to Ajax at the end of September and then remained unbeaten in the Eredivisie for seven games in a row.
“It is a very disappointing evening. The field was also dramatic, but that should not be an excuse. We had every confidence in this game, but the first half was too easy and we have to learn from that. We are with both feet on the ground. ground, ”says Bazoer.
Vitesse, which could have benefited from Ajax’s 1-2 defeat against FC Twente, remained in second place and could be overtaken by PSV and possibly Feyenoord on Sunday. The Eindhoven team will play an away game against sc Heerenveen at 4.45 p.m. and the Rotterdam team will receive Heracles Almelo (kick-off 12.15 p.m.).