Goldhaantje Siem de Jong is looking forward to semi-finals: Ajax? Do I know a little…โ€

Siem de Jong crowned himself a match winner in the cup duel with Feyenoord on Wednesday evening and is now waiting for a piquant reunion in the half final battle. The midfielder strikes Ajax, the club with whom he won four times the country champion.

โ€œ Yes, I know them a bit,โ€ the player of SC Heerenveen laughed in front of the camera of ESPN, which prevented an extension shortly before the end of the regular playing time with a rake headball. โ€œI actually thought Benjamin Nygren was going to shoot himself, so I was ready to cheer.โ€

Five different feelings

But the Swede pulled the ball before and De Jong headed falling hit. โ€œI have had five different feelings in this competition,โ€ said the match winner. โ€œWe don‘t start strong, but we still get ahead. Then after rest we leave the dressing room badly and suddenly we are 3-1 behind. Then you think it’s done.โ€

However, the red card for Steven Berghuis halfway through the second half brought back hope in the Frisian hearts. โ€œWe got a little more energy, make the connection hit ten minutes before time and suddenly everything goes wellโ€, laughs De Jong, who of course looks forward to meeting his former employer, with a place in the cup final. โ€œIt‘s gonna be a nice pot.โ€

SC Heerenveen-trainer Johnny Jansen couldn’t remember that he had experienced a crazier match. โ€œAfter the 1-3 we lost it completely. In the phase after Joey Veerman misses the penalty (at 1-1, red.) we have nothing to say at all. But with a man more and at 2-3 you know that in the final phase very crazy things can happen. That it will still be 4-3 is very special.โ€