Trainer Ruud Brood still believes in enforcement with ADO Den Haag.

The residents of The Hague won 0-1 at PEC Zwolle on Sunday and again have plenty of chance to avoid relegation.

"We are completely connected again," said Brood at



"At the same time, we know that we still have tough competitions to go. But the faith is there. I have to compliment my team, because it was not easy."

ADO took the lead early in Zwolle by a goal from Bobby Adekanye and kept that lead.

"We made it exciting," said Brood.

"We could have played it better, especially in the second half. We failed to do that. I understand that too, because we were leading 0-1 and wanted to get the points."

ADO is still at the bottom with two games to play, but the gap on VVV-Venlo (one point), FC Emmen (two points) and Willem II (three points) is manageable.

In addition, Brood's team will play at home against Willem II on Thursday.

Ruud Brood consults with his technical staff during the won race in Zwolle.

Ruud Brood consults with his technical staff during the won race in Zwolle.

Photo: Pro Shots

'There is more acceptance in the team'

After a run of fifteen league games without a win, ADO won for the second time in a row on Sunday, after beating Feyenoord last week (3-2).

Brood seeks the explanation for this turnaround in the atmosphere within the selection.

"There is now more mutual acceptance. That is also due to the results, but that has changed."

"I am also happy that players are returning. There is now a good balance between young and old, thanks to experienced players who are back", Brood refers to the recovered Daryl Janmaat, among others.

The defender made his comeback against PEC after an absence of four months.

"I believe we will make it. Otherwise you cannot achieve this," said Brood.

"We were dead and buried, but now we are closing in. But we just have to keep going. We put this aside again, enjoy it for a while and then back to Thursday."

View the results, the stand and the program in the Eredivisie here