It wasnt easy, but Feyenoord is in the third heat of the Conference League. FC Drita was knocked 3-2 in extremis, so hands went into the air afterwards. The conclusions of Football Primeur discuss whether that was right.
Feyenoord has to be deeply ashamed despite the victory. After 180 minutes of mudging, the scoreboard said that Feyenoord continued to the third heat of the Conference League because it won 3-2 by FC Drita. The goal may have been achieved, but the Rotterdammers may be ashamed that it has come this far. The guests from Kosovo were still allowed to complain about the results based on the odds, which means that Feyenoord players should not be involved in euphoria, but they should look at themselves in the mirror.
The Legion also celebrates after a screening party. You can call it shameless and you can call it club love. Feyenoords supporters celebrated Guus Tils late hit as if he earned the country title and continued to sing long after the last whistle. Arne Slots response after the last whistle signal was somewhat more realistic: shaking head over the mediocre play and the laborious victory. Theres something to say for both responses. At least the Stadionclub is through and prevents it from embarrassing itself and Dutch football.
Jahanbakhsh doesnt make it true Most people who love Feyenoord want to forget Steven Berghuiss name as soon as possible. Alireza Jahanbakhshs good performance could contribute to that, but the Iranian did not show any of them against Drita. No action was successful and the fingerspitzengefuhl with his team mates was missing. The attacker has to get the time, as the season has just begun and there are plenty of games to excel in. Dont panic.
Arnesen has to get a new striker quickly Panic can arise if Feyenoord fails to get a new striker. Thursday night Bryan Linssen got the chance as a point player, where it was Naoufal Bannis last week, and Róbert Bozeník was allowed to join as an invader for half an hour. None of those three could show that they could lead the Rotterdam attack this season during the playtime they were given against Drita. That means technical director Frank Arnesen really needs to go to the transfer market.
Lucerne is next! FC Drita has been defeated and that means the sight in De Kuip can be on FC Lucerne. The Swiss subtopper, where Jordy Wehrmann plays an old acquaintance, is a stronger opponent on paper than the Kosovars and so it has to be tapped from a different keg than in preliminary two. Next Thursday, the port city club will play the outing game in the Alpine country and a week later the men from Switzerland will visit De Kuip. If that diptych is won, it only has to survive one round.