AZ Alkmaar are looking to stretch their unbeaten run to 6 matches when they take onRoda JC in the Dutch Eredivisie this weekend.
The game sees the return of the club game after the last two weeks were taken up by international commitments. Rather than just train during this period, AZ Alkmaar decided to have a friendly match against Besiktas last week. It turned out to be a successful exercise for the Dutch team, as they won 4-1. Since the 1-0 win over Emmen towards the end of October, AZ Alkmaar have been unbeaten in the league.
They, however, have not been able to climb the table much thanks to a draw against Ajax. Even then, it is a positive run for the team. During this period, they also failed to win against Maccabi Tel Aviv, and the 0-0 draw continues to destroy any hopes of qualification into the knockout stages. In the Europa league, AZ Alkmaar have managed to take only two points from the opening four matches.
Even though it is still possible that they would be able to leapfrog both Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dundalk in the last two games, they need to recover quickly. Manager John van den Brom is hoping that the team can repeat the same brilliant performance against Ajax when they take onRoda JC.
“I like a small blow to the arm, but I think so. And if someone is not fit, then there are other players ready to have we have seen during the practice match against Besiktas. Guys like MuamerTanković, Gino Coutinho, mats seuntjens, Fernando Lewis, Iliass Bel Hassani and Fred Friday have really shown in that game. With Fred, you see that this week really back on training. his three goals against Besiktas are also a confirmation that it is a good striker,” said the manager about the team news.