Heracles coach René Kolmschot knew on Saturday after the equalizer of Excelsior (1-1) that relegation to the first division was inevitable. “We did not stay together after that moment. Then they all become individualists and there is little that can be done about it. After the 1-1 it has not been there at all,” Kolmschot told ESPN.
Thijs Dallinga’s equalizer came shortly after the break. Excelsior eventually won 3-1 in Almelo, having previously defeated Heracles in Rotterdam 3-0.
“I am silent and I feel sadness,” said Kolmschot, the assistant coach who took over the duties from the dismissed head coach Frank Wormuth at the beginning of this week. Heracles played football in the Eredivisie for 17 years. “We have had peace within the club for years. In recent seasons we have always finished around tenth place and we were quite stable. But if things go wrong, you can also just leave. You can see that now. We have quite a few We had a setback this season. It was rumbling and it has never been quiet. We also had a lot of bad luck.”