AGF got off to a perfect start on the spring season and the hunt for the top six, when Esbjerg was defeated 2-0 at home on Ceres Park after a goal by Tobias Sana in each half of the match.
The Swedish midfielder is pleased that he scored both his fourth and fifth goal of the season, but the shelves of AGF to the team's efforts as a unified entity.
- It is always good for the confidence to score goals, but the best part was holdpræstationen. Everyone from the goalie to the defense to the offensive played very well. We fought hard and won many duels, says Tobias Sana to the AGF TV.
AGF had new entrants, the players in the squad against Esbjerg in the form of goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, right-back Alexander Munksgaard, centerstopper Frederick Tingager and striker Patrick Mortensen. Also 19-year-old Kasper Lunding got the chance was the start.
Sana was impressed with them all.
- All the new did it really well. We generally have a really wide squad squad when we can have a good play as Youssef Youtouh sitting on the bench, says Sana.
With the victory is AGF on unique in scandinavia because the knight with 27 points - only one point from the top six.
Esbjerg seemed especially tame in the first half, when goalkeeper Jesper Højbjerg gave a goal to the AGF, and The Whites had more opportunities to increase the lead. The slow start riles captain Markus Halsti.
- The first 20 minutes we're not really in the fight. We will never really of place in our kontrafase. In the second half is good, but when we approach the field, we do not know really, what we need to do, says Markus Halsti to the EFB SCREEN.
AGF's Frederik Tingager in battle with the Esbjerg goalkeeper Jeppe Højbjerg and captain Markus Halsti. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix
The Finnish defender stresses, however, that the defeat does not change anything for Esbjerg.
- It was not as we hoped, but there were several good things we can take with on. We do not lose our self-confidence after a defeat, so now it's all about the next game at home against Brøndby, said Halsti.
despite the defeat to AGF Esbjerg continue to located on unique in scandinavia because the fourth place with 29 points in 21 matches. Vestjyderne can, however, smoke out of the top six, if the nearest competitors all win at the weekend.
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