Feyenoord have injured Van Persie to miss in the derby against Excelsior

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Feyenoord must be the Sunday in the stadsderby against Excelsior do without Robin van Persie. Trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst don’t know yet whether he is about Nicolai Jörgensen.

Robin Van Persie (34) fell almost two weeks ago with a kuitblessure in the 3-4 won uitduel with PEC Zwolle and is still not restored.

“He still suffers from. It is better, but still not good enough. It is worse than I had expected”, says Van Bronckhorst Friday on his perspraatje.

It is for the coach not as a surprise that winteraanwinst Van Persie what aches. “He has a difficult initial period. It is always difficult when you are in January a new environment to step in.”

Van Bronckhorst (43) rejects the suggestion of the hand that he Van Persie saves the direction of the cup final, in which AZ on april 22 the opponent is. “That is not so. The league is also important for us. We have him removed because he is an enrichment for the team, not only for the cup final.”

Robin Van Persie came since his return in the winter break, with Feyenoord for nine official matches, in which he five times scored. At PEC, he took two of the four hits for his account.


May know Van Bronckhorst against Excelsior offensive problems, because behind the name of striker Jörgensen is still a question mark. “He is not fully fit come back with the Danish national team. We view Saturday or Sunday he can play,” said the Feyenoord coach.

Van Bronckhorst, but also know that the young Dylan Vente play as Jörgensen is not available and that vleugelaanvaller Sam Larsson ready to go.

The match between number four Feyenoord and number eleven Excelsior begins Sunday at 16.45 hours in The Cockpit.

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