Robin van Persie is relieved that he Thursday with Feyenoord victory over the stripe pulled against FC Utrecht in the eighth finals of the TOTO KNVB-cup (1-0). The captain hopes that in the next round in a showdown with Ajax in The Cockpit.
“Ajax at home, I would be very happy,” said the 35-year-old Van Persie then him at FOX Sports and was asked about his ideal draw. “Say goodbye with the cup? I hope so. We will see.”
Feyenoord added thanks to the victory at Utrecht, the eighth and last in the kwartfinalisten. Previously reached out to Willem II, FC Twente, AZ, Heerenveen, Fortuna Sittard, Vitesse and so Ajax the last eight in the cup.
Robin Van Persie is happy that he is with the Team still in the tournament. The Locals loved it according to the captain after the goal from Tonny Vilhena in the 26th minute long exciting against Utrecht.
“The 2-0 and 3-0 were, so it was not comfortable. Then we had those opportunities. In the final stage, Utrecht received a number of good chances, but we were at the beginning of the second half have to decide already. That should be better. On we played pretty good, but then you must get yourself a reward.”
‘Awfully hard to like against PSV to play’
The team performed in the last few weeks though. The vijftienvoudig national champions made a statement with a 2-1 victory at PSV and won then of VVV-Venlo and FC Emmen, but went out last weekend’s home collapse against Fortuna Sittard.
“I find it very difficult to have every week to play like in the first half against PSV, but it is possible,” concluded Van Persie.
“Against Utrecht, we started well and we put good pressure, though it depends also from whom you are playing. We need to only constantly be. If you really want to participate, you need to that every week can muster.”
Van Persie jogged the last few weeks with a kuitblessure, but did against Utrecht almost the entire game. “It felt good. Against VVV, but in the days after, I got a little pain in my other calf. That is annoying, because you want to address these issues and in a rhythm.”, according to the 102-fold international.
Van Bronckhorst is the with robin Van Persie once
Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst found just as robin Van Persie that his team the victory in the bekerduel with Utrecht in The Cockpit earlier to him had to withdraw.
“We played very well, had the match under control and had enough chances earlier to decide. We loved Utrecht in the match and came in the last phase a few times. About the veldspel, I am extremely satisfied,” said the Dutchman, who favorably was about robin Van Persie.
“We know his qualities and his technique is excellent. You see what the team brings. We were much better in the race than last Sunday.”
Next Sunday, wait for Feyenoord in the last match of 2018. The number three of the Premier league plays at 14.30 against ADO Den Haag, after sixteen rounds, the number eleven of the league is.
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