De Jong explains stunt in final phase: We got more energy as a resultโ€

Siem de Jong states that the hope at sc Heerenveen on reaching the semifinals of the KNVB Cup was almost gone. Heerenveen stood by 1-3 against Feyenoord until the eightieth minute, but straightened his back in a bizarre way by winning 4-3.

โ€œI think we didn‘t start very strongly in the first half, but we did get a good head startโ€, De Jong looks back in front of ESPN’s camera. โ€œIn the first half it seemed a bit of a tough game. In the second half we left the dressing room badly and we were so 1-3 behind.โ€
โ€œThen you actually think it‘s done, then there was not a lot of hopeโ€, continues De Jong. According to the match winner, Steven Berghuis’ red card changed the case. โ€œWe got more energy as a result. Then it went back to life and it fell well at once.โ€
According to De Jong, his winning goal was a welcome one, which he could use well. โ€œI wasn‘t really in the game today either,โ€ he says. โ€œIn that respect, it’s good that I can make that goal.โ€

Siem de Jong summarizes the competition.โ€ I had five different feelings during the matchโ€ #heefey pic.twitter.com/d05r8pfzx4
โ€” ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) February 17, 2021