Willem II – Match Report vs. PSV 10/11/19


  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average, don’t follow up

PSV played in a 4-3-3 formation with an attacking midfielder. Both wingers tucked inside often and Ihattaren (the attacking midfielder) drifted wide often to dive into the gap that was created. PSV played patiently, but lacked creativity and sharpness on the day to create a lot of clear cut chances. Both full-backs made some positional errors which led to both goals for Willem II.

Willem II played in the same formation and tried to attack directly through the wings. With Mats Köhlert and Ché Nunnely, Willem II have two quick wingers that like to make runs down the wing and especially Nunnely, is able to make optimal use of the space in behind using his great speed and acceleration. The match ended in 2-1, with Nunnely scoring both goals for Willem II.

Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 28/05/1999
  • Current Club: Willem II (L, he has signed a permanent deal for Willem II already)
  • Career: RSC Anderlecht (Y), NEC Nijmegen, Willem II (L)
  • Position: attacking midfielder
  • Secondary position: left winger and right winger
  • Preferred foot: right

Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye played as an attacking midfielder and dominated the play. His best quality in this match was that he managed to play out of pressure every time and that both Pablo Rosario and Erick Gutierrez could only stop him by making a foul. Ndayishimiye is very good in the tight spaces, has outstanding ball control and showed that he has good technique.

The Belgian midfielder showed good awareness to dive into the space on the left wing when Köhlert dropped deep and Dumfries followed him. He turned the right way every time and always managed to find a solution through the slightest of gaps. Ndayishimiye is very agile and stayed very calm and composed in the final third.

Rating: A1

Based on this match, Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye is ready for a better team in The Netherlands. I need to rewatch, though.

Timon Wellenreuther

Player profile:

  • Nationality: German
  • Age: 24
  • Date of birth: 03/12/1995
  • Current Club: Willem II
  • Career: Bulacher SC (Y), SVK Beiertheim (Y), SpVgg Durlach-Aue (Y), FC-Astoria Walldorf (Y), Karlsruher SC (Y), FC Schalke (Y), FC Schalke 04, RCD Mallorca (L), Willem II
  • Position: goalkeeper
  • Preferred foot: both

Timon Wellenreuther conceded one goal where he could not do much about. He showed some good reflexes, managed to catch a lot of shots and had decent distribution. However, through the air he did not catch the ball often.

Rating: B1

Would be a reliable second goalkeeper for a midtable Bundesliga team.

Mats Köhlert

Player profile:

  • Nationality: German
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 02/05/1998
  • Current Club: Willem II
  • Career: FC St. Pauli (Y), Hamburger SV (Y), Willem II
  • Position: left winger
  • Secondary position: right winger
  • Preferred foot: left

Mats Köhlert played as a left winger and managed to assist both goals of Ché Nunnely. The young German made optimal use of the positional flaws of Dumfries, who liked to stay forward in transition instead of running back. Köhlert made good runs in behind, liked to carry the ball and he showed that he has a decent final pass.

The 22-year-old kept calm and composed in the final third, managing to give a pinpoint cross to Ché Nunnely for the 1-0 and carrying the ball before giving the through pass at the right moment for the 2-0. Köhlert was able to go on the outside, using his left foot to give a cross, but is also went on the inside, using his right-foot to give a through pass or to shoot.

Rating: A2

Mats Köhlert had an impressive performance, but I think it would be a wise move to stay at Willem II for at least another year. Will be interesting to see him play again.

Vangelis Pavlidis

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Greek
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 21/11/1998
  • Current Club: Willem II
  • Career: Bebides 2000 (Y), VFL Bochum (Y), BVB Dortmund (L, Y), Willem II (L), Willem II
  • Position: striker
  • Secondary position: second striker
  • Preferred foot: both

Vangelis Pavlidis played as a striker and showed some promising signs. He managed to be effective in his passing, using his ball control to play first time passes to the wings. Pavlidis also tried to hold up play in the counter, but he often lost the ground duels as he tried to dribble, while holding off the opponent by putting your body between the ball and the opponent would have been better. He lost half of his aerial duels, but managed to create a chance for Nunnely by winning one header.

Rating: A2

I liked his performance and I think he should stay in The Netherlands to play for Willem II, as his playing style suits this league and he still needs to improve on some things. He should not move to a more physical demanding league at this moment. I’m looking forward to seeing him play again.

Ché Nunnely

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 04/02/1999
  • Current Club: Willem II
  • Career: Almere City (Y), FC Utrecht (Y), Ajax (Y), Jong Ajax, Willem II
  • Position: right winger
  • Secondary position: left winger
  • Preferred foot: right

Ché Nunnely played as a right winger and scored two goals in this match. At both goals, he made use of the space on the right wing to get into the box. He had four clear cut chances in this match and all of these chances came from this. Nunnely used his impressive acceleration, pace and quick feet to get past his opponent when he was in an 1-on-1 duel with Michal Sadilek.

He showed great agility, but he sometimes turned to the wrong side, losing possession. In defence, Nunnely stayed forward. Cody Gakpo moved centrally which meant that Frank Heerkens could defend the 1-on-1’s with Michal Sadilek, leaving a lot of space for the 20-year-old on the right wing. Nunnely also showed that he has a decent cross as he managed to provide threatening situations in front of goal at times.

Rating: A1

Ché Nunnely is very effective in his runs and managed to get into scoring position often in this match. He has quick feet and an incredible burst of speed and pace, which he could use in better leagues as well. Definitely need to rewatch, to see how he copes with full-backs that stay in position.

Miscellaneous notes:

Sebastián Holmen and Pol Llonch both had a very impressive performance.

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