Silvester van der Water has received the maximum fine from Heracles Almelo because of his absence in the away match against Willem II (4-0 loss) on Sunday. The attacker informed trainer Frank Wormuth via WhatsApp that he would not participate.
Van der Water is fed up with fuss about deregistering
Wormuth added before the game in Tilburg FOX Sports that he had last heard something from Van der Water on Saturday evening, who had unsubscribed via an app. Heracles’ coach spoke of a refusal to work and found the winger’s action “adolescent”.
Technical director Tim Gilissen was also negatively surprised. Heracles reports in a statement on Monday Twitter that after a conversation with the club management, Van der Water received the maximum fine for his “unacceptable behavior”.
“Silvester has left his fellow players, the staff and our supporters and sponsors. That is unacceptable,” Gilissen said on Monday. “Silvester is not training today. We have sent him back home to further reflect on his behavior.”
According to Van der Water, transfer problems are the reason for his absence. The born Blaricummer enjoys interest from the American Orlando City, but Heracles has not yet reached an agreement on a transfer fee with the club from the MLS.
Van der Water left on Sunday RTV East already know that he regrets all the commotion. “On Friday we spoke extensively with the management of Heracles about how we will deal with the offer (s) from Orlando. Clear agreements have been made about this.”
“When I heard from my agent on Saturday evening that there was still no contact with Orlando, I made this decision. Not to force anything, because I also realize what will make it loose. I’m back on the training and we’ll see how it develops further. “
Van der Water’s contract with Heracles will continue until mid-2021. The attacker scored last week against ADO Den Haag (2-0) in the first game of the new Eredivisie season. He has 40 official matches to his name so far for Heracles, in which he scored eleven times and delivered five assists.
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