Worldwide Frédérique Matla (25) has all the time been somebody who says all of it. Sunday afternoon after the frustration within the Wagener Stadium towards Amsterdam (2-0 loss) – Den Bosch’s second loss in a row – is not any totally different. “This was completely pointless.”
Three video games after the beginning of the competitors, it usually makes little sense to dwell extensively on the place within the rating. You may name it scoreboard journalism in the event you place loads of worth on Den Bosch’s ninth place. However it’s in fact unusual what’s going on with the 21-time nationwide champion. Marieke Dijkstra’s crew has not but discovered the magic this early within the season.
“We’re not used to beginning the competitors with three factors from three video games. That’s in fact unworthy of Den Bosch’, says Matla. ‘However I don’t assume we ought to be too involved with the rankings. Above all, we’ve got to take a look at ourselves. How come we lose 2-0 right here?’ sighs the participant who herself has not reached her high stage in latest matches.
Departure of Welten, Van Geffen and Keetels
It’s about half an hour after the sport. Within the meantime, many of the anger with the attacker of the Dutch nationwide crew has subsided. However at instances the frustration in regards to the defeat is in her eyes once more. When she is requested whether or not there’s a connection between the poor outcomes of Den Bosch and the departure of Lidewij Welten (Kampong), Margot van Geffen (HGC) and Marloes Keetels (discontinued), this additionally considerably rekindles the hearth in her.
‘I wouldn’t say there’s a connection between them. After all our roster would have been wider and stronger if that they had nonetheless performed for us. In that regard, we’ve got sacrificed high quality. I believe that’s clear. However that doesn’t imply we instantly must lose these sorts of matches. We nonetheless have sufficient high quality to attract or win right here. The identical goes for final week’s recreation towards SCHC [3-1 loss] . I believe we actually must take issues into our personal arms. We simply can’t let this occur to us.’
In her evaluation of what went improper on Sunday, Matla roughly touches on two necessary factors. One in every of them is in regards to the private errors that had been made within the again. All through the match, the defenders of Den Bosch had been briefly protecting and so they frequently nibbled a ball from the stick of attackers comparable to Marijn Veen and Felice Albers. However within the ultimate eight minutes of the sport, some private errors unnecessarily led to the objectives of Fiona Morgenstern and Michelle Fillet, she mentioned.
“Chances are you’ll not all the time be goal in relation to your individual membership, however I believe this defeat was actually pointless. In my opinion we had management over the sport. That’s why I believe it’s such a disgrace that we conceded these two objectives on the finish. We will solely blame ourselves for that. These objectives got here method too simply.’
Matla continues to be at zero objectives
The opposite level Matla makes is in regards to the assault. After three video games, Den Bosch has solely scored twice. Matla has not scored a single aim this season. She says she agrees with the criticism that she has not but delivered what is predicted of her.
‘Individuals anticipate me to all the time rating typically. That’s okay too. I’m additionally essential of my very own enjoying. We are going to take have a look at why it doesn’t work for me and why it may not work for the remaining. These are additionally powerful matches to play. Besides towards Amsterdam, we performed towards SCHC and HGC, you don’t simply win with 5 objectives distinction. However ultimately you need to rating as soon as’, says Matla.
‘Maybe it’s an accumulation of a number of issues. Did I’ve alternatives at this time that I ought to have taken? Aside from these two penalty corners, actually. Final week towards SCHC I truly didn’t get an opportunity. Each then and now, the ball didn’t typically enter the circle. We’ve got to critically examine how it’s potential that I, or the opposite strikers, have so few alternatives. Are we not free sufficient, are we within the improper place, or are the balls not performed or seen? If we begin having good conversations about this, I’m positive issues will work out ultimately.’