Dick Advocaat can live with the 1-1 draw of Feyenoord against Young Boys in the Europa League, although the Rotterdammers don't get along with the hard-fought point. The brand new trainer sees a draw as the highest achievable.
"I think 1-1 is the correct representation of the match, because there was nothing more for us," concluded Advocaat in conversation with RTL 7 . "I could have chosen to take more risk, but I didn't feel that it would help. It was a difficult game."
Feyenoord opened the score after eighteen minutes thanks to a penalty from Steven Berghuis. Young Boys was threatening several times in the second half and signed twenty minutes before the equalizer in De Kuip.
"It took us a lot of strength to play against Young Boys," Advocaat saw. "It is not for nothing that this team is at the top in Switzerland and in our group. It is just a very difficult team to play against, because they have a lot of speed in the front and therefore they could often become dangerous in the event of a loss of the ball."
Dick Advocaat is based on the Feyenoord draw. (Photo: Getty Images)
"Can't expect that everything is suddenly much better now"
Although Feyenoord also remained without a defeat for the second match under Advocaat, the chances of overwintering in the Europa League have not increased for the troubled Rotterdammers. Young Boys and Rangers, which won FC Porto 2-0 on Thursday, have three points more.
Lawyer realizes that it will be a tough job for Feyenoord to hibernate and emphasizes that his team must grow. "We suffered unnecessary loss of ball, but after six days you cannot expect that everything will suddenly be much better. In any case, the players have given everything."
Captain Steven Berghuis joined his coach. "In the second half we were sloppy and we hardly got rid of our own half anymore. We called the equalizer over ourselves and I think we should be happy with a point."
Feyenoord closes the group phase with matches against Rangers (at home) on November 28 and FC Porto (off) on December 12. The current number ten in the Premier League awaits duels in the Premier League with RKC Waalwijk (at home) and FC Groningen (away) before meeting Rangers.
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