Mustafa Saymak once again had an unpleasant evening with PEC Zwolle. The captain, in the absence of Bram van Polen, saw his teammates miss two unmissable opportunities against RKC and so it remained goalless in Zwolle.
“We missed two points here,” the midfielder begins. “I don’t want to say that we played RKC upside down, but I think we were the better team today. And we just really need the three points, especially in a home game. And if you just get two 100% chances today , then it’s just sour that you missed two points today.”
Dashawn Redan got the biggest chance. He was allowed to qualify for a penalty kick, while Saymak is actually the first penalty taker. “I am the first taker of the team, only at that moment I had a cramp in my foot. So then you have to be experienced enough to hand over the penalty to the number two. In retrospect it may be easy to say, but now think I wish I had done it myself. But he doesn’t do it on purpose, of course. He’s just as disappointed as we are. But if I could turn back time, I’d shoot him with cramps and all.”
It’s almost December and PEC is at the bottom with five points. “We are of course in a difficult situation, in a difficult situation. We all know that we have no confidence and above all need a win. Maybe some wins to get the flow back. And then you know you get an RKC that He’s comfortable in it, who has already raked in a good number of points. Then you know you have to score a goal and win. Sometimes you’re happy with a draw, but we had to win this one. It was a six-point game.”
Nice level achieved
“I think we’ve reached a good level, I don’t want to say we played super well, because we didn’t create a lot of chances either. But we know that we are not in a good situation. Then it is difficult to create opportunities create and if you get them, you have to use them. If you don’t make them, it’s difficult for a team like us to create three or four more chances. To be honest, we don’t have that quality,” says Saymak with a serious conclusion.