Feyenoord coach Arne Slot expects that his team will have a hard time against FC Luzern in the third preliminary round of the Conference League.

The team from Rotterdam will play the first leg in Switzerland on Thursday.

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Assistant coach Marino Pusic, among others, traveled to Switzerland for Feyenoord.

"He's seen Lucerne play. And one of my video analysts has already shown some footage of the system and the qualities of the players. I do have a first impression of it," Slot told

ESPN on

Sunday

.

According to the 42-year-old trainer, the Swiss league is very similar to the Austrian one.

"A lot of pressing is played," he said.

"They played against Young Boys, a team that we also played against and which we had a very difficult time against. It gives a reasonable estimate of what we can expect: a strong opponent for us."

FC Luzern lost 3-4 to Young Boys last week in the first league match of the season.

On Sunday, the team of former Feyenoord player Jordy Wehrmann drew 2-2 at Sankt Gallen.

Robert Bozeník used a penalty for Feyenoord in the friendly match against ADO Den Haag.

Robert Bozeník used a penalty for Feyenoord in the friendly match against ADO Den Haag.

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Finally very pleased with debutant Trauner

Feyenoord did not get further than a 1-1 draw in a 120-minute exhibition game against ADO Den Haag on Sunday.

Last Thursday, with great difficulty, the Kosovar FC Drita (3-2) won in the second preliminary round of the Conference League.

Nevertheless, Slot is not worried.

"We did not play with our starting team for most of the game. We also created some opportunities. Robert Bozeník in particular has come into scoring position. I do not think this is a realistic reflection of what you normally see from us," Slot said on the press conference.

The Austrian Gernot Trauner, who came over from LASK last month, made his debut at Feyenoord.

Slot is very pleased with the defender.

"He is a boy who is comfortable with the ball both in training and in the game. He tries to find the solution ahead and in addition he is a personality and an experienced player."

If Feyenoord beat FC Luzern in the third preliminary round of the Conference League, it must survive another preliminary round.