The gentlemen of the Dick Voormekaar podcast discuss the ins and outs of Feyenoord. They discuss the last game and the past and present around our club. Martijn Krabbendam and Michiel van Egmond are the men who produce the podcast on behalf of VI.
Martijn Krabbendam was not surprised by the game. “No, I was not surprised. When two teams put the same amount of energy into the game, the team with the most talent wins, and it’s AZ, it’s boring, but it is. Krabbendam saw that Feyenoord was still trying to make a game. But AZ painfully exposed Feyenoord’s shortcomings. It was a reality check ”.
Frank Arnesen must have thought that what he saw from AZ he also wants to see in three years at the Kuip. Van Egmond is not entirely convinced that new coach Arne Slot will solve this problem. “Of course he’s a good coach, he proved it. Surely he can squeeze in a new philosophy. But it will not be that all the players will be much better. The expectations are also very high ”. Krabbendam agrees and sees that AZ’s philosophy is primarily based on scouting. In Feyenoord it is a little less, because there are only two scouts. “But Arnesen will also improve the reconnaissance network. The Danish director would also like to improve the youth academy, they are already working there. They have put together a top football group to improve it. But the process of improving Scouting and youth will take time. However, there is little patience in Feyenoord. There must always be performance. Although there is plenty of time and space in AZ. But you also have to be lucky to get a good player out of screening. Like Karlsson in AZ.
Yet for many supporters it was difficult to accept that AZ had better players in crucial positions. “It does not go with many supporters. But Feyenoord played a pretty good game. The players tried very hard. Feyenoord was no less than AZ, but AZ have slightly better players. But it’s also going the wrong way in the Maas building.
Feyenoord’s tactics have been criticized. The Rotterdammers played a little higher than expected. According to Advocaat, this was not the intention at all. The intention was to wait for the middle line and stop Stengs, because you know AZ’s qualities. But the back was too wide and didn’t hold the ball. AZ still has the ball in space. AZ naturally has a lot of fast players. Spajić was to blame, but there were also some very nice goals. Sometimes you just have to applaud for that.
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