Arne Slot has had a difficult start as a Feyenoord trainer. The Rotterdammers played 0-0 in Kosovo against FC Drita in the second heat of the Conference League.
On his official debut, Slot preferred Naoufal Bannis over Robert Bozeník in the tip of the attack. The young striker was well unlocked by Orkun Kökcü after seven minutes, but was careless in the finish. It was a good opportunity for Feyenoord right away, but it certainly didn‘t get a sequel. Although the Rotterdammers retained the predominance, they played at a far too slow pace to get Drita into trouble.
Opportunities were even particularly scarce for Feyenoord. That didn‘t change even after rest, so Slot decided to intervene after 65 minutes. He still brought Bozeník, but it was Guus Til who had the 0-1 on his shoe. However, the mercenary did not work well after a low cross by Marcus Pedersen and missed the target. There was hardly any final offensive after that, despite the many possession of the poor Feyenoord. Debutant Francesco Antonucci had the Rotterdammers excited for a while: in the final seconds he shot at the pole. It stayed at 0-0.
That should have been him… 😯 At Pedersen indication Til shoots in promising position just adjacent.71′ #drifey (0-0) • #UECL pic.twitter.com/MW4VUAIKTC
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) July 22, 2021
For the Rotterdam players, there is not much going on with a view to the return in De Kuip. Still, Slot has enough homework to the game. That acquisition Alireza Jahanbakhsh might take action next week is a welcome boost in that respect.