Roda JC manager Yannis Anastasiou spoke to the NOS after his team’s 3-0 defeat away to Vitesse which condemned the club to the relegation play-offs where they will play Helmond Sport.

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Roda went into the final day of the season two points above the bottom three, but with both NEC and Sparta winning they were pushed down to 17th place.

Anastasiou said ”We knew that we had to win today and be aware of other teams around us. We went 1-0 down after 3 minutes which made it difficult for us especially away from home.

”We were not good enough today in terms of quality and mentality.

”We fought the whole season long. We wanted to finish above the relegation zone to avoid relegation play-offs.

”Helmond Sport will be difficult. We must prepare well because it will not be easy. But this is the situation we find ourselves in.”

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