Feyenoord refuses to dig in against Ajax. Thats what trainer Dick Lawyer says at the press conference Friday. However, Advocate does not dare to push high pressure either.
“Sunday really isnt David versus Goliath. Were going to sell our skin expensive,” says Lawyer. “Ajax is an excellent club, with excellent players. But were not going to defend with five men. Well play compact, but well also do something when we get the ball. Otherwise, it makes no sense. We have to want to turn it into a competition.”
“I do not dare to put a lot of pressure with Feyenoord. The three midfielders are originally attacking set players. Theyre different now, but theyre still attacking minded players. Same in the front. Its fashionable these days to give pressure early. If youre good at it, fine. But if you cant, dont do it,” says Lawyer.
Feyenoord is in second place with three points behind Ajax, the leader. “It looks good. Were second. But the prizes are distributed only at the end, and it is a very long season with the cup and eighteen more games. But this is a nice picture.”
The national title seems feasible for Feyenoord, although Lawyer does not think about that yet. “I dont dream so much anymore. Ive had that time. We played sixteen games, we won the last three, of which the last one (against PEC, red.) was not great. Before Christmas we lost to Vitesse and Feyenoord was still written off. We want to participate as long as we can. At least we want to get European football and get far in the cup, but let us not dream away now.”