Van Bronckhorst sees room for improvement at Liverpool after narrow victory
Giovanni van Bronckhorst showed Sunday satisfied with the 2-1 victory of Feyenoord in the first game, but the trainer was also critical of his team after the encounter with FC Twente.
“We still have some things to improve. I found us in the first stage of the competition a bit static, while a compact playing squad must force to defend. That went a number of times is not good”, said Van Bronckhorst in The Cockpit at FOX Sports.
Although Feyenoord a difficult beginning knew against FC Twente, it was the home team throughout the match, seen a bit too large for the Tukkers. At rest, it was still 1-1, but by a brilliant header from Steven Berghuis remained the three points in Rotterdam.
Van Bronckhorst found the game in the second half a lot better for the day came. “After a rest, we put Twente under pressure. We had something of 70 percent possession of the ball, but then you should still see opportunities to create.”
Feyenoord with some difficulty along FC Twente
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The coach showed himself to be in any case satisfied with winning the three points. Competitor Ajax knew Saturday night after all, even a false start at Heracles Almelo (2-1). “I am very happy that we with profit started. That gives confidence.”
The coach was also pleased with the debut of the 19-year-old Justin Bijlow, which, due to injuries of keepers Brad Jones and Kenneth Vermeer under the bar. “Justin is a child of the club. Nice that he is today, his debut has made, we are proud of that.”
René Hake acknowledged that Feyenoord the victory earned, but the coach of FC Twente regretted, however, the miss in the final.
Substitute Isaac Buckley-Ricketts got just before the time a open chance to equalize within to shoot. The mercenary from Manchester City hit the ball, however, completely wrong, and failed the 2-2 to annotate.
“That ball had to be at least on goal should have gone and actually also in it. That is a shame, because it had given us a point can deliver,” said Hake.
Scoring is the new FC Twente still difficult. In the last five friendly matches did the team of Hake, no goal.
“So it was nice that Fredrik Jensen a few minutes for rest at a great way in the second half within a lap. We have our well-weathered, which gives confidence for the future. I am proud of how the team has presented.”
Feyenoord book narrow victory at FC Twente in the first competitieduel
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