Feyenoord has a bad attempt to give the impression that it is the competitiekraker against PSV seriously. The word ’cracker’ was already after fifteen minutes be taken.
Also, coach Ronald Koeman was present in The Cockpit.
The aggressiveness that the reigning champion from the previous month, against PSV still to the day, there was no 90-minute long. The audience in The Cockpit felt almost cheated. There was, of course, understanding that we’re going to the eyes on the semi-finals of the KNVB cup, which is about little more than 48 hours, but the story that Giovanni van Bronckhorst with his team the league even more exciting was trying to make, was quickly into the trash can.
The legs of Robin van Persie were spared, Sven van Beek was not even on the bench to take their place because of slight complaints and Steven Berghuis should in the rest as a precaution also in the dressing room behind. That way was also the wrong signal to the rest of the team is issued. It was also the very conservative style of play of the Team, that hardly any attacking actions undertook. Apparently, the danger that too much energy would be wasted for Wednesday.
– All the goals from the 25th round in Premier league
– The images: the three goals of PSV in The Cockpit
Rarely ran The Cockpit in the last years before the end slowly empty. Against PSV had the bulk of the fans there is no trust in that it even would come. Coach Van Bronckhorst turned not to the hot mush back and recognized that the battle of the final showdown with PSV was found.
“For the cup, we started with passion, and struggle with the real desire to win. That was totally not the case. We made the wrong choices, members many losts, and grew not in the race,’ said Van Bronckhorst.
,,All the injuries and suspensions of the last few weeks make it harder. This means we have a lot of scrolling in the team. That in combination with the self-confidence that is missing, that we are in a very difficult stage.’