Feyenoord will occur Wednesday in the uitduel with Willem II without, among others, captain Karim El Ahmadi, Sven van Beek and Sam Larsson.
The trio is not fit enough and trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who may have even more players are going to save, wants to take no risks with the eye on the cup final on Sunday against AZ.
The coach can also do not have Jean-Paul Boëtius, who last Sunday against FC Utrecht (3-1 win) missing. Robin van Persie will sit on the couch in Tilburg.
“I can with half an eye to Sunday, since we are ranking well,” said Van Bronckhorst on Tuesday on his perspraatje. “I’m going to a team that can win. We have been with a lot of young players played this season, but the situation gives room to get other guys playing time.”
Feyenoord in the Eredivisie with three speelrondes to go almost sure of fourth place. Opponent Willem II can enforcement hardly escape. The duel in the Koning Willem II Stadium begins Wednesday at 20.45 hours.
Also in AZ if one takes no risk in the direction of the cup final on Sunday. Trainer John van den Brom, saves defender Stijn Wuytens, who is already not fully fit, Wednesday in the home match against Vitesse (kick-off 18.30).
The Alkmaarders miss Wednesday also suspended play Jonas Svensson. Attacker Oussama Idrissi loved liesklachten about to duel in Almelo, but it can back in full training.
With a win at Vitesse AZ assured of at least third place in the Premier league. The team of Van den Brom would have even the second place can take over Ajax, that a margin of five points, compared to the bekerfinalist.
The cup final between AZ and Feyenoord in The Tub starts Sunday at 18: 00. The Alkmaarders want revenge for the lost final battle of last year, when Vitesse 2-0 was too strong. Feyenoord won the cup two years ago for the last time.
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