Sam Larsson for a return to Feyenoord. The Swede has the training resumed, and Sunday may be his comeback in the thuisduel with AZ.
Sam Larsson in action against Heerenveen.
Larsson ran last month with a hamstring injury during the game with FC Groningen. Trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst has a fit selection. Robin van Persie had last week suffering from an infection on a toe but is usable against AZ. Kevin Diks has also shown that he can play. He was on Thursday in Italy, where his former team-mate Davide every unit at Fiorentina was buried.
Everton, fifth in the rankings, has fourteen points less than number three AZ. Both clubs meet in the cup final. “We play at home against a team in form. We want to show what we stand for”, commented Van Bronckhorst ahead.
John van den Brom, trainer of AZ, about Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The attacker fell last week off with a muscle injury against Excelsior. AZ lost the home match against Feyenoord with 0-4 but is now twelve duels undefeated.
“We’re in a flow. That line, we want to pass through to The Cockpit,” said Van den Brom. “I want the conviction of the last few months Sunday again. We notice that opponents against us extra motivated. That is our status. And that is only positive.”