Dick Advocaat is satisfied with the selection he has to work with at Feyenoord this season. De Hagenaar emphasizes that the brand-new reinforcement Uros Spajic will have to prove himself to conquer a basic place.
‘Players have to leave if they cannot sit on the couch’
“Anyone who is new to the team must prove himself and prove that he is better than the players who are already there”, Lawyer said on Friday at his press conference ahead of the home game with FC Twente. “The selection is fine now as far as I am concerned. So if no one leaves, we are ready on the transfer market.”
Feyenoord had been looking for a central defender for some time and finally found the desired defensive reinforcement in Spajic this week. The eleven-time international of Serbia, who is hired from FC Krasnodar, is still awaiting a work permit and can not compete against Twente on Sunday anyway.
Lawyer has heard positive stories about his new defender, but is also annoyed by the mark that is already being left on Spajic. “I don’t know who brought in the term” huge wrecker “, but it is not good for such a player to call him some sort of ordinary kicker.
During the press conference it was also briefly about midfielder Jens Toornstra, who was surprisingly passed last week in favor of newcomer Mark Diemers. Lawyer assumes that Toornstra can handle his reserve role.
“They are professionals. And it is not that we no longer give him money, he just gets paid. The trainer and the staff determine. If players at a club like Feyenoord cannot deal with a place on the bench, then they can. they better leave, “the 72-year-old lawyer was clear.
The match between Feyenoord and FC Twente starts on Sunday at 2.30 pm in De Kuip and is led by referee Pol van Boekel. Both the Rotterdammers and the Tukkers are on three points after the first round.
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