The 1-0 defeat at Ajax was very bad for Feyenoord because of a series of missed opportunities, but the duel was for captain Steven Berghuis and trainer Dick Advocateur the confirmation that the Rotterdammers are capable of much.
“ If everyone is fit, we just join this kind of team. In that we are certainly underestimated”, Berghuis said after the duel ended. “Today we showed what I already knew: there is a lot of quality in this team.”
Lawyer not surprised by strong Feyenoord
Lawyer also came to the same conclusion: “It looked very good. The boys showed they could be in. That does not surprise me, but it is a compliment for this Feyenoord.”
With a win, the Rotterdammers had been the new leader, now the team drops from second to fourth place.
Against Ajax, Feyenoord was overwhelmed in the early stages, but after that the Rotterdammers fought their way back in the race, resulting in numerous opportunities. However, no one was used.
“ An unnecessary defeat”, argued Lawyer. “After the goal of Ajax we were the dominant team. I am satisfied with today, but I want to be against a PEC Zwolle (difficult 1-0 victory, red.) and I was not on Wednesday.”
Mountain house also felt Feyenoord stronger and stronger. “At some point, you throw off the trepidation and then you create four, five superpossibilities.”
The Orange-International also got two of them, but his shots went just next door. “I blame myself for that too, they just have to sit down. It wasnt much of a difference, but I should have rewarded the team.”