Excelsior captures “interception king” of the Kitchen Champion Division

Excelsior presented its first newcomer for the new season on Tuesday. The 25-year-old defender Redouan El Yaakoubi will come over from Telstar and has signed for two seasons in Kralingen, including option for another season.
With El Yaakoubi, Excelsior wins the top scorer of the interception leadership of the Kitchen Champion Division: the defender trained at FC Utrecht has won 282 balls this season. I always take the lead in the battle and try to bring others along, he tells the official channels of his new employer. Excelsior is a big club. Many people watch Excelsior, the club has played in the Eredivisie for years.
El Yaakoubi was told to take a step higher, after two seasons in Velsen-Zuid. There I was able to develop myself well under the leadership of Andries Jonker. Now I was looking for a club where the pressure is a little higher. Excelsior came to my path in December. On Friday 16 April he can see his new teammates at work from close range: Telstar receives Excelsior in his own home. In that respect, I‘m just a business-oriented one. I’m still playing Telstar and Excelsior is just my opponent. I‘m assuming we’re going to win that match by 3-0…

😏 We look forward to next season, Redouan! 💪⚫️🔴 #samensterk #WelkomRedouan #ElYaakoubi2023 https://t.co/1t48WoAHyC
— Excelsior Rotterdam (@excelsiorrdam) April 6, 2021