Sparta to Arnhem for 6 minutes: “A crazy, almost different sport”

Sparta defender Bart Vriends can only draw bitter conclusions after losing a make-up match against Fortuna Sittard. After a 3-0 loss to a direct competitor, Sparta Eredivisie is last in the ranks.

Coach Henk Fraser has already said that Sparta’s trump card mentality is over, and the Easter weekend is not very good for Vriends either. “Easter brunch? It’s not inside anyway, because we’re training tomorrow (Sunday, ed.) And playing again on Monday, and we’ll play again on Tuesday. But even if it was inside, I wouldn’t be sitting at the table grimacing,” . “It was a night of disaster. It was a game of life or death, crucial to where we were way of survival should have stopped. And it didn’t work for a moment: to be honest, we were overwhelmed by Fortuna, actually from the beginning. “

On Tuesday, the next task and the most curious game of the career awaits Vriend, who can go up and down to Arnhem in six minutes: Sparta will defend Vesse 0: 1 in the rest of the game. According to Vriend, these are the “golden points” that need to be overcome. “I think it’s crazy, I’ve never experienced it before, not even for twenty minutes. So there’s something interesting and unique about it, too. It’s almost a different sport, you could say six minutes not to hit the goal …”

If the mission in Arnhem succeeds, Sparta will still jump over Willem II and PEC Zwolle to sixteenth place. A away game will take place on Friday against FC Twente.

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