Sydney van Hooijdonk signed Monday evening for the highlight of the Small Classical between NEC and NAC Breda: the striker captured the 0-2 final position in De Goffert with a perfect free kick. Keeper Mattijs Branderhorst was warned beforehand, let Van Hooijdonk know smiling afterwards.
The two know each other from the past. “I sent him a message this morning (Monday, save.): free kick today”, says Van Hooijdonk in conversation with ESPN. “Yes, I warned him. He said, “You can try…” “
Van Hooijdonk had recently unpacked with a rake free kick against Jong FC Utrecht, after he had not scored for more than two months. “Or that was a breakthrough in terms of trust? Yeah, you know ketchup theory, don‘t you?” , he laughs. “I’ve shot them in often enough. But in the first I did not take very many. But if they went, it just wasn‘t. But after last time against Utrecht, maybe a little bit bothered by your shoulders. That’s the same as your first goal.”
📱 Sydney van Hooijdonk sent N.E.C.-Keeper Mattijs Branderhorst a message this morning to warn him. pic.twitter.com/YqooolBZGX
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) May 3, 2021