Bryan Linssen believes that, despite Feyenoord's mediocre series, there is still an excellent relationship between Dick Advocaat and the group of players.

According to the attacker, everyone is going through fire for the 73-year-old trainer.

More than a week ago, a lawyer hinted at a premature departure after the loss to the last player ADO Den Haag, but later indicated that he had said the wrong things by "emotion and frustration".

"We all like Dick", said Linssen on Sunday after the lost Classic against Ajax (0-3).

"The fact that last week after our defeat against ADO Den Haag there was talk of him leaving, really didn't live for a second with us."

"We try to go through fire for the trainer, very simple. We don't have to waste any further words on that."

Bryan Linssen gets into a fight with Ajax player Lisandro Martínez.

Bryan Linssen gets into a fight with Ajax player Lisandro Martínez.

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'Result greater than difference on the field'

Linssen felt that Feyenoord had done everything to beat Ajax and take a step to the important fourth place in the Eredivisie.

"I think the will was very strong and so was the enthusiasm. We didn't make it very easy for Ajax either."

"We get ourselves in trouble by scoring two goals of our own and missing a penalty. How you turn or turn, that will eventually be in our 'heads'."

The fact that De Kuip was 0-3 on the scoreboard after 90 minutes was flattering, according to Linssen.

"I think the result is bigger than the difference on the field during the match. Ajax plays easier, but they have been doing that all season."

Feyenoord will only avoid the play-offs if it makes up five points in the two remaining duels at Vitesse.

"Why shouldn't that be possible?", The former player of the Arnhem club had the courage to do so.

"We just have to go crazy, that's very simple."