Peter Bosz and Ron Jans were in agreement after the game. PEC Zwolle had definitely held its own against Ajax in the first half, but was overwhelmed in the second. “The football is slowly improving. If we continue this way, Ajax will definitely get there”, said Peter Bosz following his team’s 5-1 win.
Jans, PEC’s coach, opened the press conference. “At halftime, I was very pleased with my team, except the score. We looked good. But I was upset about the second half. We were completely trampled. I’ve never felt worse.”
Bosz had more or less the same idea, but logically, focussed on his own team. “I wasn’t pleased with the first half. We lost possession a lot. But slowly, we started to play better. The second half was good. Then we could see that we have many individual qualities to decide a match. That goes for the centre forward, the right winger, and the midfielders.”
Bosz was asked if it was become easier or harder to make choices. “I’ve said it before, I don’t think we have eleven squad players”, he answered. “We have twenty, maybe twenty-two. It’s my job as a coach to make choices. Today, I made a few different ones and that will need to happen in the upcoming match as well. For example this may be the case on Thursday, against Standard, if we need to do without Hakim (Ziyech) because of a suspension.”