Feyenoord trainer Dick Advocaat chooses Nicolai Jørgensen as striker and Lutsharel Geertruida as replacement for Eric Botteghin during the first competition match against PEC Zwolle on Saturday.
Lawyer happy with board work
29-year-old Jørgensen is preferred over Róbert Bozeník. “I choose Jørgensen against PEC, but that says nothing about the coming weeks. It depends on the players themselves who will be in the lead,” said Lawyer at the press conference on Friday.
Botteghin has also been suspended at Feyenoord, leaving a spot in the center of the defense. That place is filled by Geertruida and not by, for example, Wouter Burger, who did play that position in the preparation.
“I liked Burger at the ball, but it remains a midfielder”, explains the 72-year-old Lawyer. “Geertruida played there and is a right leg, so that makes more sense to us.”
The lawyer also says that captain Steven Berghuis and left back Ridgeciano Haps, who had to miss part of the preparation due to injuries, are fit enough to start against PEC.
Dick Advocaat will start his second season as a Feyenoord coach. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Feyenoord strengthened itself this summer with Mark Diemers, Bryan Linssen, João Carlos Teixeira, Christian Conteh. Advocaat, who repeatedly hammered on reinforcements, is pleased with this.
“I think that Frank Arnesen (technical director, ed.) And the board did an excellent job. The group had to stay together and a few players had to be added. A defender will be added in the short term. I already know. who that is, yes. “
PEC Zwolle-Feyenoord starts on Saturday at 8 p.m. and is led by Bas Nijhuis.
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