“That is aimed at being there when we start the competition, at home against PSV. That is the goal, ‘says Buijs.
‘At the moment, that looks very good, whereby we have to adjust things occasionally in his customized plan along the way. What I said: it is ultimately about the start of the competition. “
Itakura en Dankerlui
FC Groningen will also have to do without Ko Itakura and Damil Dankerlui on Saturday in the exhibition game against the Almeloërs. “They will join the group later and will not take action tomorrow,” says Buijs.
Football drought ends
The kick-off of the match will be on Saturday evening at 20:00 in the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium. A moment that Buijs is looking forward to after months of ‘football drought’. “It’s great to play football in the stadium again.” Due to the corona measures, the stadium can accommodate up to 4100 spectators.
Make play minutes
FC Groningen will use the match against Heracles to give a large group of players as many playing minutes as possible.
“We put together two teams before the game against Heracles. In this first game, the starting point is that the players who are available play football for a maximum of 45 minutes. Except Sergio Padt, who is going to keep ninety minutes. ”
Reporter Stefan Bleeker took a look at the stadium to see what it will look like when you come to the game on Saturday
– FC Groningen will practice for a maximum of 4100 supporters on Saturday
– FC Groningen practices at home against Heracles, hopefully with an audience