HOME CONTACT US| RSS
      
Other News

AZ ALKMAAR, Proud to recover from 'nightmare' opening

16.03.2012 12.58 by Redazione TMW  read 1598
Source: Uefa.com
© foto di Giuseppe Celeste/Image Sport

Niklas Moisander was proud of his AZ Alkmaar team after they overcame a "nightmare start" to beat Udinese Calcio 3-2 on aggregate and reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

AZ Alkmaar defender Niklas Moisander told UEFA.com he is "very proud" of his team after the Eredivise leaders battled back from two goals and a man down to beat Udinese Calcio 3-2 on aggregate and qualify for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. Udinese striker Antonio Floro Flores, meanwhile, could not hide his disappointment, rueing the AZ strike that "destroyed our plans" after two early goals had wiped out the Zebrette's first-leg deficit.

Niklas Moisander, AZ defender
The start was a nightmare. We didn't want this to happen even if we knew Udinese were going to attack a lot in the beginning. The penalty and red card were bad for us so I'm very proud of the team, who kept fighting and eventually managed to qualify. Making it 2-1 was very important because we had a two-goal cushion again, and after scoring we knew it was possible so we started believing in it even more. We fought for each other and that was the key to our success. In the second half Udinese attacked a lot because they had to score twice, so we had space to counter. We got the penalty, which unfortunately Rasmus [Elm] missed, but we could have scored even more in the second half.

Erik Falkenburg, AZ midfielder
It was a difficult start indeed. The red card was very hard for us and we didn't know if we were going to survive, but ultimately we did, so we are very happy now. After making it 2-0 Udinese calmed down a bit, so we could better organise ourselves. Then our goals made it much easier for us. We are having a great season. It doesn't matter to me which team we face, we are just happy to have reached the quarter-finals.

Other news Other News
Other news
Highlight

JUVENTUS, Planning double swoop on Pjanic and Lukaku

While Real Madrid are more and more likely to hire back Alvaro Morata from Juventus (unless they reach a deal on a different player, possibly Paul Pogba), Italian giants are planning to engage in a double swoop attempt, in order to sign Bosnian international offensive midfielder

Lazio, postive meeting with Prandelli

According to Sky Sport there were advances in the negotiations between Lazio and Cesare Prandelli. After meeting between the Biancocelesti and former
 

Real Madrid, Varane: "In France an important stage of my career"

Raphael Varane, Real Madrid defender, has spoken at L'Equipe: Euro 2016? :" The idea is ​really to live an important stage of my career
 

OFFICIAL: Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal leaves the club

Louis Van Gaal it is no longer Manchester United's manager. The club, with a brief note on his official site, announced Dutch departure with immed
 

OGC NICE, Favre is the new OGC Nice manager

OGC Nice announced having signed Swiss 58 years old Lucien Favre as their new manager. Former Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin trainer joins
 

Borussia Dortmund, Mkhitaryan elected Bundesliga's best player

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was elected by Kicker, Bundesliga's best player. A prestigious award for the Armenian Borussia Dortmund midfielder followed in
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510