We were professional - Sir Bobby

Last updated : 16 October 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Sir Bobby

"We came here to treat Breda with great respect, which I think we did. I know I changed the team and left one or two players out, but we still put out a very, very good team.

"We slightly changed our tactics to nullify, or try to nullify, any threat or dominance that they may have had in midfield. That worked to some degree and it was a close game.

"It was important for us not to let Breda score first because that would have given them a big impetus.

"As long as it was 0-0, we were always in control, I guess, and 5-0 was a huge result for Breda to try to overturn.

"As long as we didn't do anything silly and were professional, we were going to be okay, and we were professional and worked hard.

"All in all, I have to be satisfied with my team because we've won a difficult game. Breda played very much better than they did at Newcastle and they looked a strong team.

"It was never easy and we've just won. The game was won, obviously, in Newcastle, but today was just a typical European cup tie, very close."

Ton Lokhoff

“It was a great opportunity for our team to play against a team like Newcastle and I hope they have learnt from these two matches.

"That's important for the future because if you want to become a big player, you want to play big games. These two games were big games for our players, the club and the city of Breda."