Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst was there Sunday quite through after the blamerende 0-2-thuisnederlaag against Fortuna Sittard. He found that the city’s inhabitants, not a husk of his former self.
“The ‘goodwill’ that we the last weeks have grown, the good game that we showed, the good feeling; everything is now gone,” said Van Bronckhorst afterwards in his press conference.
Feyenoord crawled the last few weeks again gently to the top of the rankings in the Premier league, initiated by the splendid 2-1 victory in their own house leader PSV.
“Beforehand, I against the boys also said,’ everything we have achieved, is gone as soon as the first whistle sounds,” said Van Bronckhorst.
“You must do it every time. Therein we are today failed. We played many times less than in the last few weeks.”
“The towel throw, we do never
Feyenoord saw by the loss of the gap on PSV and Ajax as number three after sixteen speelrondes up to respectively ten and eight points.
Van Bronckhorst called a few weeks ago that Feyenoord until the winter break, all the matches and had to win to have any titelaspiraties.
“The towel throw do we never. But we make it ourselves quite difficult. We have expensive items, so that the distance with PSV and Ajax now very large. Those two teams are performing optimally. We remain thereon behind.”
Van Bronckhorst didn’t really have an explanation for the “off-day” of his team against Fortuna Sittard, that after peace by Lars Hutten (51st minute) and Ahmed El Messaoudi (ninetieth minute to score came.
“We were not totally in the match. We were not ‘fixed’ enough to the ball and also the veldbezetting was less than the previous weeks.”
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