Of the three Rotterdam derby is between Feyenoord and Sparta still the most important. Feyenoord lost the margin at Ajax, but is still top on goal difference. Sparta is high, but lost some points against Excelsior and Roda in the last matches. Feyenoord can maintain the lead with win at city rivals?
Feyenoord: Van Bronckhorst blame game to less busy period
Feyenoord feels the hot breath of Ajax in the neck and begins to make mistakes. The good form of the first month is long and wide gone, but what showed the Rotterdam FC Utrecht last week was far below par. The Utrecht had the upper hand and arrived six minutes before the end of regular time on a 3-1 lead. FC Utrecht, however, was somewhat upset by the failure of Rider. The goalkeeper came to the wrong place and was long treated in the field. Referee Gözübüyük therefore even pulled nine minutes of injury time and saved the locals. Soon the tying goal fell through Nikolai Jørgensen, and the rush for the goal of Utrecht started. Ultimately, it was substitute Michael Kramer, who gave a point.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst also thought it was a poor showing of his team. “It had to come from very deep. We were not in the game and showed only in the last stage character. Therefor not. The way we give away the 2-1 and the 3-1 is too easy. Those errors can not do, “said the coach, who wants to foist any dip. “We are still at the top, the feeling is the same. We’re well into a busy period, we have some trouble with it. “He doubts not in the system. Brock Horst: “We adhere to the play. Occasionally we change something that depends on the opponent. But you should also stay close to yourself. ”
In terms of injuries, little has changed. Warner Hahn has recovered from his injury and his comeback has been made in the promises of Feyenoord, but it will take some time before he will be added to the squad. In addition, Brad Jones has built up enough credit to just be allowed to stand. Terence Kongolo training again with the group after a hamstring injury, but he is not yet on Sunday.
Probable lineup Feyenoord
Jones; Karsdorp, Botteghin, Van der Heijden, Nelom; El Ahmadi, Kuyt, Vilhena; Toornstra, Jørgensen, Elijah
Sparta Rotterdam: Repair Work needed between Brogno and Pastor
Also Sparta last week showed a strong piece resilience. Roda JC at home against the Spartans seemed to play a losing game, right after the break 0-2 behind came. Roda had been the 0-1 has not been dangerous, but Sparta did not play well enough so as to knit the right margin. In fact, real chances were, but invaders Loris Brogno and rookie Mathias Pogba helped Sparta on top. Pogba had long been injured, but left immediately see which Sparta had brought him. Of course, scoring ability, but also his power game, because strikers Zakaria El Azzouzi and Finn Stokkers be fast and agile, but unfit to break open a game. Pogba was important in preparing for the 1-2 of Brogno, who later gave the assist for Kenneth Dougall at 2-2.
Brogno is Sparta’s top scorer with seven goals and made three assists, but gets no basis. The Belgian uttered after openly criticizing the decisions of his coach Alex Pastoor. “It’s not nice to sit on the bench, I always want to be in the base. That’s my goal. I came into the field and I scored and gave an assist. I do not know why I was sitting on the bench, but maybe the fans are not, “said the attacker. According to Pastor media tried to make it bigger than it actually was. Priest: “I found the news some tendentious, he said not much wrong. He was disappointed when he has to start on the bench, I feel fine. And I do not talk to him, so he does not want to say. That is nonsense, of course, I put everyone why I’m doing something. ”
How Pastor Sparta late start is always a question. The trainer usually gives little away about his formation. In away games, he would sometimes play some more defensible than normal, but many options, not the coach by the injury Florian Pineaux again. For the outside left position you’d expect Brogno, but on the other hand, Pastor foolish enough to just hold on to Craig Goodwin. Denzel Dumfries returns from suspension. Presumably, the control center are restored and must Bart Vriends sit on the bench.
Probable lineup Sparta Rotterdam
Kortsmit; Dumfries, Breuer From Drongelen, Floranus; Dijkstra, Spierings, Dougall; Verhaar, El Azzouzi, Brogno