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No winter break for Utrecht players: ‘Got Christmas Day off’

The choice to maneuver the match between FC Utrecht and AZ to 27 December as a result of Champions League obligations of AZ didn’t go down nicely with the workforce from the Dom Metropolis a number of months in the past. René Hake’s workforce continues to coach throughout Christmas to organize for the assembly.

“The boys bought Christmas Day without work to be with their household and relations,” Hake mentioned on digicam Utrecht TV. “We are going to prepare on Boxing Day and a day later AZ is on the door.”

The sport was scheduled for earlier this season, however was moved attributable to AZ’s busy European taking part in schedule. The Alkmaarders have been nonetheless lively within the preliminary rounds of the Champions League. After a considerably stiff begin to the competitors, the AZ prepare has began in latest weeks, Hake additionally believes. “When you see how AZ has crept up the rankings in latest weeks … It is a good workforce, which additionally belongs there. Our problem is to point out them that we are able to play nicely.

The match between Utrecht and AZ begins on Sunday at 2.30 p.m.

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