McClaren pleased with Twente
FC Twente boss Steve McClaren was full of praise for his side following Sunday's convincing 3-0 Eredivisie win over AZ Alkmaar.
Nacer Chadli gave his side a first-half lead before second-half strikes from Dusan Tadic and Luc Castaignos sealed the points over nine-man AZ, who had Adam Maher and Jozy Altidore sent off early in the second period.
The victory left Twente top of the table and helped erase the memory of Thursday's disappointing 2-2 Europa League draw with Helsingborg.
"After a tough week, today we recovered well. I thought we were strong defensively and we got a great goal by Nacer Chadli to take the lead," McClaren said. "After the break, the match tilted in our favour.
"I was also pleased with the goal from Castaignos, he works hard every game and deserved this goal."
AZ coach Gertjan Verbeek was furious with Maher, who saw red for kicking out at an opponent, and Altidore, who received a second yellow for dissent toward referee Danny Makkelie.
"Those guys are a bit stupid," he said. "I think we can look back on a good first half
Out of nowhere Twente took the lead. We knew we would have a good chance if we would stay longer in the game. But if you must go with nine men, then you know that it is difficult."