AZ Alkmaar is a club that has consistently managed to secure the 3rd or 4th spot of the Eredivisie League but have struggled trying to snatch anything higher than that.
In this current season, John van den Brom and his team has secured 16 points from the 9 opening matches of their campaign which is a fairly good position but they have recently been dropping a considerably high amount of points.
Vitesse, Sparta Rotterdam and Go Ahead Eagles are the latest opponents that AZ Alkmaar has faced off in the Eredivisie League and out of the possible 9 points that the team of John van den Brom could have secured from these matches, they were only able to snatch 3 points.
This string of results is evidence of how much AZ Alkmaar has recently been struggling in recent times. Ron Vlaar and WoutWeghorst are 2 key figures in the squad of John van den Brom and they were not able to perform during AZ Alkmaar’s match against Sparta Rotterdam due to injuries which was a huge blow for the team and that game finished in a 1-1 draw.
To make things even worse for John van den Brom and his squad, this string of negative results were only from their matches in the Eredivisie League, things have not been going any better in the UEFA Europa League where they are currently competing in Group D and sustained a monumental 5-0 defeat after losing against Zenit.
There still are 4 more Europa League matches that AZ Alkmaar has to play which are more than enough games for them to get back on track and secure a top 2 qualification spot but considering just how much the squad of John van den Brom has been struggling, qualifying for the next rounds of the UEFA Europa League might be something just too far-fetched for them to reach.