AZ Alkmaar’s approach for the upcoming Europa League game against Vojvodinawill not change according to manager John van den Brom.
The Dutch team managed an excellent 3-0 win over the Serbian outfit in the first leg of the Europa League qualifying games. AZ Alkmaar are fighting to reach the Europa League since it will give the club a chance to progress of the divisions once again. Ultimately, reaching the Champions League will be the aim for the club but for now they are fighting in the Europa League. The comfortable victory in the first leg has almost assured them of a place in the next round, but van den Brom is not ready to take any chances.
The team comes on the back of good form after back-to-back victories in all competitions. It has served to put an end to the wobbly start to the season. AZ Alkmaar could only manage a draw and a defeat againstHeerenveen and PSV Eindhoven in the recent league encounters. As a result, the club are struggling to achieve a direction in the domestic competition. AZ Alkmaar have put together a run of wins in order to climb up the table, but the Europa League could be a distraction. Hence, it was suggested that AZ Alkmaar would rest players againstVojvodina.
“Those guys have done it and have done well. They have shown us from the feet perfectly into this concept can. We give hardly anything away and make goals. I have warned my players not sure. That’s an open door. We know what is at stake. Of course think fans that we are already there. We have not yet. We have to do it here. It’s not just but we need it,” said van den Brom while talking about the threat of underestimating their opponents.