Dick Advocaat is not grumpy after Feyenoord's scoreless draw at FC Groningen.

The team from Rotterdam did not win for the second game in a row on Wednesday and are therefore further behind in the battle for second place in the Eredivisie.

"I thought it was an eager team that made it very difficult for Groningen from the start", said Advocaat afterwards at



"We had plenty of chances to decide the game, especially in the second half. We played very dominantly and actually did everything."

"Then you actually have to score one or two goals", continued Advocaat, who was especially happy with the recovery his team showed after last Sunday's lousy match against FC Twente (2-2).

"Groningen has a good team and is difficult to play. We showed today that we are better than them. We missed two points."

Lawyer also sees that Luis Sinisterra is "getting better" every week.

The 21-year-old Colombian, who was sidelined for ten months with a serious knee injury, was Feyenoord's most dangerous player against FC Groningen.

"He gets more content," said Advocaat.

"He also shoots the ball on the inside of the post after a great action."

Steven Berghuis puts his hands in front of his eyes after a missed opportunity against FC Groningen.

Steven Berghuis puts his hands in front of his eyes after a missed opportunity against FC Groningen.

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Berghuis: 'We have not played very badly'

Also captain Steven Berghuis was not disappointed.

"We haven't played very badly," he said at



"In the first half we got a lot of chances, in the second half we have them continuously on their half. They defend with five men. It was difficult to get through."

The attacker acknowledged that his team also realized that it had to be better after a moderate match against FC Twente.

"It starts with yourself. You put everything in to win. Negative thoughts are of no use when you enter the field."

Due to the draw against FC Groningen, Feyenoord remains in fourth place in the Eredivisie.

The Rotterdammers have 43 points, seven points less than number two PSV.

The number two qualifies for the preliminary round of the Champions League at the end of the season.

See also: Feyenoord after a draw in Groningen further behind in battle for second place