Sick Toornstra uncertain for bekerduel Feyenoord with Vitesse
It is uncertain whether Jens Toornstra Thursday can play in the cup match between Vitesse and Feyenoord. The midfielder of the Rotterdam-based club is sick.
Any absence of Toornstra would be very inconvenient for Feyenoord, because the midfielders Karim El Ahmadi and Tonny Vilhena are also missing in the Gelredome.
El Ahmadi is currently active in the African Cup with Morocco, which is Tuesday at the expense of defending champions the Ivory coast qualified for the quarter-finals. Vilhena is in Arnhem, a suspension.
“It is wait and see if Jens tomorrow can play. He has disease not been training for today”, said Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst Wednesday at a press conference.
If Toornstra the quarter finals in the cup is missing, it seems that Renato Tapia and Marko Vejinovic is the most logical candidates for the civil society to form with captain Dirk Kuijt.
“Other options are now getting a chance,” said Van Bronckhorst. “We have a number of opportunities for the society. How we in Arnhem to fill out, is tomorrow.”
Vitesse-player Marvelous Nakamba is with Zimbabwe is off to the Africa Cup and returned Wednesday, therefore, already back in Arnhem.
Trainer Henk Fraser will miss the suspended Navarone Foor, while Lewis Baker just returned from a suspension.
The quarter finals of the KNVB cup begins Thursday at 20.45 hours.
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