Goalkeeper Justin Bijlow must unsubscribe from the Dutch team. According to trainer Dick Lawyer of Feyenoord, Bijlow cant go to Zeist on Monday. The 22-year-old Rotterdammer suffered an injury during the warm-up before the competition match against FC Groningen.
Shortly after kick-off, Bijlow sat down in the grandstand, with his right foot in a container of ice. Survey in the hospital did not reveal great damage afterwards. “Photos have been taken, nothing has been torn or broken,” said Lawyer. “Its only a matter of time until he gets back. Unfortunately for him he cant go to the Dutch team.”
Federal coach Frank de Boer called Bijlow on Saturday as a replacement for the injured Jasper Cillessen. The Farmer must now look for an extra goalie. Maybe that will be Sergio Padt, the goalkeeper of FC Groningen who last joined the Dutch team two years ago. Padt didnt get a call after he misbehaved on a train.
“ It wasnt because of my goalkeeper qualities that Im not there anymore,” said Padt at FOX Sports. “I hope they see that Im doing well. If they ever forgive me, this might be a perfect opportunity to return. At least I keep my phone on.”
There is also good news for Feyenoord. Naoufal Bannis is going to renew his expiration contract with Feyenoord. The 18-year-old striker from The Hague reached an oral agreement with the club leadership on a commitment until the summer of 2023.
“ This is good for Feyenoord and also good for Bannis”, said trainer Dick Advocate shortly before the competition duel with FC Groningen. “He is 18 years old and still has to live up to it. Three years, thats excellent for him, but also for Feyenoord.”
In 2016, Bannis exchanged ADO Den Haags youth training for Feyenoord. Two years later, he signed his first professional contract. The striker debuted at the beginning of last season in the main power, but a real breakthrough was not at that time. “After a somewhat lesser period, he fought his way back this year,” says technical director Frank Arnesen. “He is now much stronger and is really ready to fight for his place.”