Let's not forget that this Groningen side is a very solid one. I honestly believe that they will finish in the top 5 this time around unless they lose some key players in what is left of the transfer market.
Considering this - 3-0 is a super result!
The positives are obviously in attack. Despite losing Memphis and Gini, we look as strong as ever going forward. Maher stepping up already and Luuk continuing his stellar form and making Botteghin look like an average Eredivisie defender
Plus, Narsingh look much better than last season - the same with Locadia
I thought we were going to have troubles in defence coming into this game but we somehow (rather fortunately) managed to keep a clean sheet
Poulsen didn't have a full pre-season behind him as he had injury troubles plus he isn't used to our system yet. I'm more surprised by Isimat's weak performances, i'm not sure what is up with him. Also, Hendrix still looks a bit suspect at times when defending but I'd like to see Cocu stick with him for at least the ADO game
I still think our best midfield once Guardado is back to full fitness is:
Maher - Guardado
The bottom line though is an impressive 3-0 result vs a solid Eredivisie opponent after a difficult pre-season and a lot of player turnover
Bring on ADO!