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Feyenoorder Botteghin frustrated that he third bekerwinst in a row goes wrong

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Feyenoorder Botteghin frustrated that he third bekerwinst in a row goes wrong

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Eric Botteghin is disappointed that he Thursday with Feyenoord the chance to bekerwinst saw it evaporate by a 2-0 defeat against Vitesse in the quarter finals. He had the KNVB-cup for the third year in a row, can win.

The defender of the citizens of Rotterdam won the cup in 2015 with FC Groningen and last year with Feyenoord and had this season so for a ‘hattrick’.

“I wanted the cup so like to win, just like the previous two times. That is why this blow is hard,” says Botteghin, who gist to the cause of the loss against Vitesse.

“The first half was still good, but the second half not at all. You win this kind of competitions. We have tried everything, as always.”

It had, according to Botteghin in any case, nothing to do with the fact that Feyenoord are willing to save for the league, which is still generous-to-head. “No, of course not. We just wanted to win. After the 2-0 I still had the feeling that we could turn around, because that is this season more successful.”

Vitesse-Feyenoord in the picture

For Feyenoord is the adventure in the cup.
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Vitesse was 2-0 to strong.
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Marco van Basten was also present in Arnhem.
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Guram Kashia has trouble getting his shirt after he Vitesse to a 1-0 lead gekopt.
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Dirk Kuijt was only twenty minutes before time in the field, and could the tide not more times.
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Adnane Tighadouini celebrates the 2-0 Vitesse.
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During the match, it was a couple of times, restless in the stands.
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y at Vitesse in the semi-final was a guest at the Castle in Sparta.
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst took the game beyond recognition, had played tonight.
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El Ahmadi

The 29-year-old Brazilian noted, however, that there is at Feyenoord something was missing in the previous duels they had. “We are a team that plays on the fighting spirit and passion, but that was not there now. As a team We failed.”

Botteghin will be the elimination in the cup tournament is not due to the absence of Karim El Ahmadi, who with Morocco is active in the Africa Cup, and the suspended Tonny Vilhena.

Captain Dirk Kuijt got in addition to rest, making the makeshift society consisted of Renato Tapia, Jens Toornstra and Simon Gustafson. “We cannot say that it is by the society. It is the performance of the entire team,” said the Brazilian.

“Whether it is a matter of bad luck? I hope so. We have not had many opportunities, but Vitesse is not really. We must ensure that we are there Sunday against NEC again.”

The competitieduel between leader Feyenoord and NEC begins Sunday at 16.45 hours. The Locals defend in the Premier league with a lead of five points, number two Ajax, on Sunday, ADO Den Haag meets in the Arena.

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