ARNHEM – Thomas Letsch chases a double against Sparta with Vitesse. After winning the cup in GelreDome (2-1); the Arnhem club wants to win the competition in Het Kasteel. For this; the German coach will change his line-up “in a few positions”.
Vitesse will face Sparta for the second time within a week on Saturday evening (kick-off at 6.45 p.m.). The club from Arnhem ranks 4th in the Eredivisie. The Rotterdamers are worried in 17th place. Coach Henk Fraser is fighting for survival with the traditional club this season.
Letsch misses Spangen Eli Dasa and Oussama Darfalou. You are hurt. -We’re not taking any chances with Dasa. Also because we play on artificial turf. Darfalou has trained again; but is usually not in action this year. “
Million Manhoef likely plays for Dasa. The talent played on the right wing before this season. He is fully fit again after a knee injury.
Letsch’s trick is to get everyone at Vitesse on their toes for the second duel with Sparta in a few days. -It is of course something special to play football against Sparta twice in such a short period of time;– he says.
-We draw the wise lessons from the cup game (2-1 win; LL). Especially what went wrong there. Like the switch. The place in the back. We were lucky a few times. “
At Het Kasteel there are different teams than in the cup confrontation. At Sparta and Vitesse. -Our game calendar is full;– says Letsch. -Then it makes sense to start over with a few others. I consider all sorts of factors. We also play on artificial turf. The advantage is that we have a wide selection. We already exchange a lot. And that always affects a few places in the base. Romaric Yapi and Toni Domgjoni got playing time in the cup. I was happy with that. We need freshness now to play with our intensity. This group can take a lot. “
Letsch points out the Vitesse program. The Arnhem club played six games in 21 days. That took a lot of strength from strong owners like Riechedly Bazoer; Matus Bero and Loïs Openda. Sondre Tronstad got half a break in the cup. The Norwegian is now definitely at the kick-off. “Tronstad is very valuable to Vitesse with his calm and his qualities as a playmaker”; explains Letsch. -We have a large selection. In this way we can adjust things without changing the structure of the team. “
Probable position Vitesse: hit; Dukhi; Bazoer; Rasmussen; Manhoef; Bero; Huisman; Tronstad; Wittek; Openda; Buitink.
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