Go Ahead Eagles manager Hans de Koning spoke to NOS after his team’s 1-0 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam.

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de koninhDe Koning reiterated how important it is for Go Ahead Eagles to learn to deal with setbacks and how showing fight and maximizing effort during leagues games may very well determine their future in the Eredivisie this season. Sparta Rotterdam’s Belgian striker Loris Brogno converted the winning penalty in the 85th minute.

He said, ”I thought that we did not play too bad in the first half and in the second half we could not create too much and I thought that if it was to turn out to be 0-0 draw that would have been a fine point away from home”.

”I also though that Sparta Rotterdam did not create an awful lot in the second half and I really thought that a draw would have been a fair result. We must learn to deal with setbacks but more importantly learn from them and my players must become men and in the Eredivisie you must fight during games to get something out of it. We know that we have to work very hard during our upcoming games throughout the season”.

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