“But what I especially want to bring is that they were so good,” said Slot in an interview with it Algemeen Dagblad. “The fact that players of ours say that they have definitely become champions is what I like about them. That is fearlessness. They do not look up to those other clubs. I have seen the players of Ajax and Feyenoord say more or less the same. Everyone has said that. his own arguments. ”
The trainer wants to prove next season that AZ’s top year was no coincidence. “Last season we had the fortunate circumstance that we could play almost constantly with the same eleven. Next season, partly due to corona, the width of our selection could be tested. Because these are young, talented players, it is in advance. difficult to estimate how these guys will develop. But the players of AZ have a lot of confidence in themselves. ”
AZ opens the Eredivisie season on September 12 with an away match against FC Utrecht. In two weeks, Slot’s team will play at home against Viktoria Plzen in the second heat of the Champions League.