With two goals, Remco Balk personally ensured that SC Cambuur defeated FC Den Bosch at home on Saturday evening. It was a special evening for Balk, especially after what happened around him this week. The cousin of the Cambuur attacker died this week at a young age. Balk paid him a wonderful tribute with two goals.
These were emotional days for Balk, who had to say goodbye to his cousin the day before the match, who died at a young age. On Saturday evening, Balk was ‘normal’ back on the field with Cambuur and became man of the match against FC Den Bosch. The attacker, who previously played for FC Utrecht, was accurate twice. “This is great. My cousin passed away and these goals were for him,” Balk said in conversation with after the match Omroep Fryslan.
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Cambuur coach Sjors Ultee spoke full of praise for his attacker: “He came to us after the match against Helmond Sport with the message that his cousin, much too young, had died. Then you quickly put such a defeat at Helmond into perspective. Sports, says Ultee. You can all imagine that if someone dies young, such a funeral is even more emotional than it normally is. When you play such a match, in which you are so important, that is great as a football player. but as a person it is certainly very clever.”