Rodney Kongolo did not expect him to be passed against FC Groningen. Trainer Johnny Jansen chose a midfield with Siem de Jong, Lasse Schöne, Tibor Halilovic and Joey Veerman.
Kongolo didnt see that coming. “I heard a day before the race that I would not start and thats just a pity,” says Kongolo to the Friesch Dagblad. “Because just as I felt I started to get back into it, youre being put aside again. I did not fully understand that decision and I said so.”
Kongolo played 45 minutes after all, because Schöne could not play because of groin complaints. He hopes to be back in the base on Friday against PEC Zwolle. “But even when that doesnt happen, I just keep going. Im not someone who gets stuck in disappointments, and when I get in, Ill be ready to help the team.”
Kongolo doesnt know if he convinced Jansen against Groningen. “I dont know. Even when the trainer chose others the previous times, I didnt feel like I was doing bad.”