Robin van Persie start in the base at Feyenoord in the cup final against AZ. The 34-year-old Dutchman remained in the midweekse league game against Willem II (5-1) as a precaution on the side.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst and John of the Hum of AZ during the traditional press conference in the run-up to the KNVB cup final.
Robin Van Persie has had since his return at Feyenoord so far in all of his appearances as basisspeler scored.
Trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst posteert Jens Toornstra on the left front. The multi-purpose Toornstra is preferred over the pure vleugelspitsen Jean-Paul Boëtius and Sam Larsson, who this week a couple of training sessions missed due to, respectively, hip complaints and a hamstring injury. Boëtius is sitting in The Cockpit or on the couch, Larsson belongs not even to the selection.
AZ start in the cup final against Feyenoord, with five defenders. Trainer John van den Brom, goes back to the system which he two weeks ago, PSV were cured in the premier league. AZ came for a private audience with 2-0, but gave the match in the final is still out of your hands (2-3).
Van den Brom, chooses against Feyenoord also for the same players as against PSV. That means that Ricardo van Rhijn as an extra defender in the base appears. That comes at the expense of wing tips and Oussama Idrissi, that the bank should start. AZ wants to be in The Cockpit for the fifth time in the KNVB cup win. The last victory dates back to 2013.
The final battle in the sold-out Cockpit starts at 18.00 hrs and is led by referee Björn Kuipers. Follow the final battle here, with detailed statistics on foot.
AZ: Bizot; Svensson, Van Rhijn, Vlaar, Wuytens and Ouwejan; Midtsjø, Lift and Koopmeiners; Jahanbakhsh, and Weghorst.
Everton: Jones; Diks, Van Beek, Van der Heijden and Haps; El-Ahmadi, Van Persie, and Vilhena; Berghuis, Jørgensen and Toornstra.