Dick Advocaat believes that Steven Berghuis can show more than in the past matches. The Feyenoord trainer thinks that his star player has started to play less because of his weeks with the Orange in the recent international period.
Lawyer expects to lose Jørgensen for weeks
Berghuis made a good impression on October 7 in the exhibition game against Mexico (0-1), but had to settle for a raid against Italy (2- 2) the attacker was not used at all by national coach Frank de Boer.
“I think Steven who trained in Zeist for fourteen days was great, he just didn’t get the reward”, said Lawyer on Wednesday at his press conference for the Europa League match with Wolfsberger AC. “Maybe that has made a certain impression on him, because it has been clearly less in recent weeks.”
“Steven also had some kind of corona at the beginning of this season and was in the hospital for a few days. That has had a huge influence on him. When Steven is fit and free in his head, he is an excellent player and he should leave that too. see.”
Steven Berghuis is going through a lesser phase at Feyenoord. (Photo: ANP)
During the press conference, it was not only about the 28-year-old Berghuis, but also about the troubled Nicolai Jørgensen. The Danish striker dropped out on Sunday in the away game against RKC Waalwijk (2-2) with a groin injury, while he was just fit enough to play matches again.
“I expect to lose Jørgensen for two or three weeks,” said Lawyer. “For him this is of course terrible, when you just think that you are physically well again and still get injured. It is also annoying for the club. He is now a bit happier than Sunday and he will be back sooner than we expected. “
The match between Feyenoord and the Austrian Wolfsberger AC starts on Thursday at 6.55 pm in De Kuip. The team from Rotterdam played their first match in group K against Dinamo Zagreb scoreless.
“I think we should win all home games, although Wolfsberger is a very annoying and physically strong team. They are going through a lesser phase, but have nothing to lose”, Lawyer warned.
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