Van Hanegem: ‘The youth training of Feyenoord performs too little’

Willem van Hanegem is not very impressed by the youth training of Feyenoord. He tells us that in his weekly column for the Algemeen Dagblad.
According to Van Hanegem, the youth training of Feyenoord performs ‘too little’. ‘That a talent breaks through there every now and then, I understand that too. A club like Feyenoord, even if they don’t scout, always gets talented football players. All the guys from Rotterdam and the surrounding area just want to play there. But if Lutsharel Geertruida is the greatest talent, then the bar can be even higher. I think Geertruida is a player who still has a lot to learn, a ready delivered top talent I don‘t see in him’, says De Kromme.
It is not an attack by Van Hanegem on the youth trainers of Feyenoord, but he pleads for a fresh wind. ‘Technical director Frank Arnesen is doing something to break that. We know Feyenoord, people are coming to attack Arnesen in the media. But if he had not dared to do so, they might as well have closed the tent on Varkenoord. ‘