Ricky van Wolfswinkel
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FC Twente drew 1-1 against Sparta Rotterdam on Friday evening. Ron Jans’ team took the lead in the second half, but was unable to hold onto it until the end. Striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel saw that Twente was struggling to convert the dominance into great opportunities.
“I didn’t like it either, I have to say”, Ricky van Wolfswinkel starts his analysis with ESPN. “It wasn’t great. We had control, but nothing came out. We always get to sixteen and about sixteen. It’s a trick. We don’t get to print, where we do have the chance, especially in the first half. Then it will continue to be searched, but we have not had a hundred percent chances.”
“We wait a long time with our wingers, they are often already towards the back line”, the striker continues. “There are actually no crosses. Defenders are then back. Then the spaces are so small. I think that if you are 30 meters from the goal, more needs to be done in the depth. Now we keep playing until we are in the sixteen and then it’s hard to get through.”
Then the match is suddenly broken open by a beautiful header by Sem Steijn. “Everyone talks about father and son, and then you know he’s going to score.” After the goal, Van Wolfswinkel pulled at Sem Steijn’s hair “Yes, he likes that. For those who didn’t know yet, here it is. When we score goals, I sometimes like to pull Sem’s hair. He is used to that now,” concludes Van Wolfswinkel