Slot finds Berghuis successor possible within Feyenoord: ‘Found Bryan much more active’

Bryan Linssen played surprisingly as outside Feyenoord on Saturday in the practice match against AEK Athens (3-1). Coach Arne Slot quickly decided to have the Limburger switch positions with Luis Sinisterra.
Slot made that choice after the opening strike of the Greeks. According to the practice master, Muamer Tankovics hit could have been avoided if Marcos Senesi had had more playback options. โ€œIf Senesi doesnt remember, he shouldnt keep walking with the ball,โ€ he says to RTV Rijnmond. โ€œSenesi better place the ball in the back line. What I like is that he continued undisturbably afterwards. I do think Feyenoord can handle a setback well.โ€
โ€œTo give Marcos Senesi more playback options, I deliberately chose to put Bryan on the right after the drinking break,โ€ Slot continues. โ€œI found him much more active than Luis. The moment Bryan makes walks in the depths, give Marcos an extra opportunity. With the nice reward that they both (Linssen and Sinisterra, ed.) make another goal,โ€ says Slot, who saw that โ€œthe high pressure was already well-groomedโ€.
For Linssen, the right outside position is as good as new. Over the past few years, Steven Berghuis has been undisputed in that place, but the Orange-International seems to be on its way to Ajax. That hasn
t escaped Slot either. โ€œOf course Im working on it because it could mean something to us if Berghuis went to another club. It probably keeps the guys busy too, but I dont feel like it distracted the player group.โ€
โ€œIf he makes another choice, thats his right,โ€ Slot continues on the transfer issues around Berghuis. โ€œWe did everything we can to make him stay. If he made that other choice, he also knows he has to go by the club first, because hes not a transfer free. Its up to the clubs. For the time being, I still see him as a Feyenoord player.โ€