Dick Advocaat is of course happy that Feyenoord again scored three points against SC Heerenveen (3-1) under his leadership, but he was not satisfied afterwards. The trainer emphasizes that his team must play better.
“It was not a great match of ours,” Advocaat in De Kuip told FOX Sports. “In phases of the game, Heerenveen was just as good as we are. And perhaps better, in terms of tranquility. We really have to be better, let that be clear.”
Still, Feyenoord was almost never exciting against Heerenveen, because the home team was fast 3-0 ahead. Luis Sinisterra (ninth minute and, Nicolai Jörgensen (seventeenth and 26th minute) scored the goals.
“We were more effective,” Advocaat realized. “Even though we also had a 100 percent chance of 4-1 and it didn’t go in. That would have been more than earned. We became more restless at the ball, too often played straight to and that led to unnecessary ball loss. “
Joy at Feyenoord after the 1-0 by Luis Sinisterra. (Photo: Pro Shots)
“A lot has come up to that boy”
It pleased Lawyer that Jörgensen accounted for two of the three goals. Deenen struggled with injuries before the winter break and scored only twice in all those months.
“A lot has come up to that boy,” Advovaat said of his striker. “But he will have to show it now. He wants that too. He wants to go to the European Championship with Denmark.”
Lawyer was also satisfied with the performance of Justin Bijlow. The 21-year-old Rotterdam player was chosen as the first goalkeeper after Kenneth Vermeer’s departure for Los Angeles FC, although he had not played in the main force until 364 days until Saturday night.
“I already knew it was a good goalkeeper. During training he shows that he is athletic and has a lot of charisma. He also showed that against Heerenveen.”
Despite the victory, Feyenoord remains the number five in the Eredivisie rankings, as Willem II won 1-3 later in the evening at AZ. On Tuesday, the next game for the fifteen-time Dutch champion is waiting for Fortuna Sittard in the TOTO KNVB Cup tournament.
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