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.
“I think we didn‘t start very strongly in the first half, but we did get a good head start”, De Jong looks back in front of ESPN’s camera. “In 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.”
“Then you actually think it‘s done, then there was not a lot of hope”, continues De Jong. According to the match winner, Steven Berghuis’ red card changed the case. “We got more energy as a result. Then it went back to life and it fell well at once.”
According to De Jong, his winning goal was a welcome one, which he could use well. “I wasn‘t really in the game today either,” he says. “In that respect, it’s good that I can make that goal.”