Feyenoord’s captain will be Leroy Fer, who will face FC Drita in Thursday’s second qualifying round in the Conference League. The 31 year-old midfielder also served as a defensive center during the preparations. He will replace Steven Berghuis who moved to Ajax. According to reports, he will continue wearing the band until the selection process is completed and the new hierarchy has been established. RTV Rijnmond.
Fer wore an armband that was the captain’s at Feyenoord, under Dick Advocaat. He was second captain, and he wore the band after Berghuis was given a red card in the loss cup match against SC Heerenveen (4-3). He wore the captain’s armband in his first contract with Feyenoord. This was especially true during the 2010/11 season. Jens Toornstra was third captain last season and is now the second captain.
Slot stated that he would maintain the hierarchy for the time being at the press conference in Kosovo on Wednesday night. He indicated that it is uncertain if Fer will still be the captain at the beginning of the Eredivisie season. “I will pick my first captain only shortly before the first Eredivisie match, once the selection is hopefully complete.”
Feyenoord will train Wednesday night at the Fadil Vokrri Stadion, where it will face the number two in Kosovo from the previous season on Thursday at 9:15 p.m. According to RTV Rijnmond the only question on the line-up is whether Róbert Bozeník or Naoufal Bannis will be preferred in the striker position. Slot declined to speak on the matter during the press conference. Next Thursday, De Kuip will host the return.
Luis Sinisterra has enough strength to play. Although the attacker was required to be present on Saturday’s friendly match against Werder Bremen (2-1), his injury is not too serious. Slot, who brought the young talents Antoni Milambo and Lennard Harjes to Kosovo, stated that he has started training again on Monday. “This means that they could possibly make minutes tomorrow evening. If that happens, it’s because they believe they can make an impact on the game. They are not given minutes because they’re young.