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Remarkable: Rai Vloet still makes Heracles return with a draw against NEC | Eredivisie

Rai Vloet has made his comeback at Heracles. After more than an hour of play; Frank Wormuth brought the midfielder into the field. This is especially remarkable; because the trainer gave the impression the day before that it would take a while. Heracles eventually drew against NEC in Nijmegen: 0-0.




Midfielder Vloet was on the field ‘en plein public’ for the first time before the start of the game in Nijmegen. In an empty Goffert; that is. While trainer Wormuth said a day before the away match that it would take a while before Vloet would play another match; because he is not physically and mentally fit yet. After more than an hour of play; he finally came in for Sinan Bakis.

Opinions on Vloet’s return are – as has been the case all week – quite mixed. Often negative and a group of supporters of Heracles even let it be known that they wanted to start a conversation with the club management. Because they do not want the midfielder – who was involved in a fatal accident – to return as a player of their club. Heracles himself wants to support Vloet in this phase and not sit in the chair of the judge.

No Ornamental House

The fact is that Heracles can use a type of Vloet well; as was once again clear to NEC. The visitors were slightly better than the home team in the first half; but it was not enough. There were opportunities for Lucas Schoofs; Nikolai Laursen and Bakis; who replaced the absent Kaj Sierhuis. NEC did offer something in return; especially Elayis Tavsan was dangerous a few times; but neither team scored.

Immediately after the break Bakis could have put his team ahead; but that attempt was lost. After more than an hour; the striker had to make way for Vloet; who made his comeback at Heracles together with Delano Burgzorg (back from groin injury).

It eventually remained 0-0 and that was remarkable; because Heracles lost no fewer than twelve duels after the winter break in the past thirteen years. In addition; the team has lost its last seven matches and now has one point left. But that was a bit too much optimism after a match that had very few highlights.

Remarkable: Rai Vloet still makes Heracles return with a draw against NEC |  Eredivisie

Rai Vloet as bench seat. He came on after sixty minutes. © Pro Shots / Marcel van Dorst

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