Vitesse Arnhem manager Henk Fraser spoke to NOS after his side’s 1-1 draw with Heerenveen and lamented his team’s inability to keep a lead.

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fraser henkVitesse took the lead in the second half through Lewis Baker but five minutes from time, Henk Veerman equalised, meaning the Arnhem side let a lead slip for the 4th time this season.

After the game, Henk Fraser stated that although Vitesse are known for playing good football, they must learn to reward their good play with victories.

Fraser said, ”This is the 4th time this season that we have failed to keep a lead in the closing stages of a match and in the case of tonight’s game it was difficult to take because it appeared that we had learnt from previous mistakes as we were not defending too close to our own goal. But we conceded from a throw in and we have to be sharper in a collective sense in such situations.

”I will compliment the team in the way we played the game overall . I thought that we played with passion and discipline. We created some good chances in the first half and Heerenveen is a difficult place to come. We can live with a draw and maybe before the game we would have also been satisfied with a point but to let the lead slip so late on is disappointing and frustrating.

”I can only state that we have not rewarded ourselves with a victory after working so hard. We were careless in patches tonight. The match tonight is part of a process of us learning how to come back from situations. If were could have won here tonight then I believe that people would have taken notice and admitted that Vitesse Arnhem have been playing well lately”.

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