Rick Karsdorp ended a remarkable week with European silver goods: the right-back of AS Roma won the Conference League at the expense of childhood sweetheart Feyenoord. However, according to the three-time Dutch international, it was not a successful match.
‘The only happy Dutch’ appeared in front of ESPN‘s camera after the ceremony. “It was the first time I played against my old team, very strange. I cramped after sixty minutes, very strange. At one point I was bothered by my walking, I think I went too long with a cramp, in my calves: a very weird week, I think it was one of my worst matches. But yes, I don’t care about anything.”
The fact that Karsdorp would run into his old club was often mentioned beforehand. “It‘s strange, beforehand. You get messages from friends, from family, it’s very strange. But during the match you don‘t really think about that, in the end you win 1-0 and take that cup with you to Roma. I already read everything in the media: Roma is going to score 1-0 and shut everything up. In the end, we did that too. Feyenoord very well, I must say. But in the end, we won.”
Rick Karsdorp said he played one of his worst matches ever against “his” @Feyenoord: “But I don’t care about that at all.” #romfey #uecl #deontknoping pic.twitter.com/LWHMWCDUWO
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) May 25, 2022