The harm issues at Feyenoord proceed. Midfielder João Teixeira broke his fibula throughout coaching on Friday morning, Orkun Kökçü misses Sunday’s recreation with Vitesse as a consequence of an ankle harm, whereas the participation of prime scorer Steven Berghuis could be very unsure.
Lawyer: ‘I’ll keep till the tip of the season’
“That is additionally doable,” mentioned coach Dick Advocaat Friday at his press convention. “However now we have rolled via it previously six months and that will even work within the final two matches of this 12 months.”
The 27-year-old Teixeira should get well for fairly a while. Kökçü was injured throughout coaching on Thursday and can most likely additionally miss Feyenoord’s final recreation in 2020 (Wednesday at house towards sc Heerenveen). “There was nobody round, he needed to play,” mentioned Lawyer. “It will not take that lengthy, however I’ve additionally misplaced Kökçü now.”
Berghuis dropped out final weekend within the remaining part of the away match towards VVV-Venlo (0-3 victory) with a groin harm. “He is a superb doubt for Vitesse”, mentioned Lawyer in regards to the captain, who’s the highest scorer of the Eredivisie with ten targets.
The harm record at Feyenoord has been very lengthy for months. With midfielder Leroy Fer and attacker Luis Sinisterra, two gamers made their Eredivisie return towards VVV final week, however the duo can not play an entire match but. Lawyer: “They will each deal with 45 to 60 minutes. Whether or not they are going to begin on Sunday, I do not know but.”
Ridgeciano Haps returned to the coaching area after a month this week. The left again, who solely needed to say that he was absent for “medical causes”, will now not take motion this 12 months. “We hope he’ll rejoin the group originally of January,” mentioned Advocaat.
Steven Berghuis fell out towards VVV-Venlo final week. (Picture: Professional Photographs)
Regardless of the harm issues, Feyenoord remains to be unbeaten within the competitors beneath Advocaat. The 73-year-old coach, who will likely be succeeded by Arne Slot after this season, appeared considerably pissed off by the scenario in Rotterdam in current weeks, however he emphasised on Friday that he is not going to go away within the meantime.
“I will simply keep till the tip of the season. We agreed on that and there’s no doubt about it.”
Lawyer needed to say little about his successor Slot, who signed a two-year contract on Tuesday. “I am not saying whether or not he has already had contact with me. I would be the coach of Feyenoord till Could and what occurs after that isn’t vital to me. Though I hope Slot will do a unbelievable job after all.”
Vitesse-Feyenoord, a match between the quantity 4 and three of the Eredivisie, begins on Sunday at 12.15.