Robin Pröpper does not want to attach too much value to his striking goal production in the first weeks of this Eredivisie season.

The defender of FC Twente, who scored twice against Vitesse (1-4) on Sunday, makes jokes about it and prefers to concentrate on his defensive tasks.

On the top scorers list, only Ajax striker Sébastien Haller (five goals) is above the 27-year-old Pröpper, while Henk Veerman (sc Heerenveen) and Bryan Linssen (Feyenoord) were also accurate four times.

"I can have those three," said Pröpper, laughing for the




"They also joke about it in training. Then they say that I can only shoot left."

The right-footed Pröpper made the winning goal against FC Utrecht a week ago with his lesser left leg and earlier he also shot Twente with the left to a point against Ajax.

"Maybe I've yet to find out that I'm actually left-handed, haha. But hey, it doesn't matter how they enter."

Against Vitesse, Pröpper made the 0-1 and the 0-3 with his head.

"All I had to do was put my head against it. Everything goes in now."

Robin Pröpper heads in the 0-1 against Vitesse.

Robin Pröpper heads in the 0-1 against Vitesse.

Photo: Pro Shots

'These statistics speak volumes'

Pröpper's four goals in the last four games are extra special, because in his previous seasons with De Graafschap and Heracles Almelo he scored only seven times in 129 Eredivisie matches.

"Those statistics speak volumes", says Pröpper, who means that not much more can be expected of him offensively in the coming weeks.

"I am a defender. I am especially disappointed that we did not keep the zero against Vitesse. Although it is nice to score a goal every now and then. Maybe I should switch positions with our striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. ."

Program Eredivisie round 6

  • Tuesday 6.45 pm: Fortuna-Ajax

  • Tuesday 9 pm: RKC-Willem II

  • Wednesday 6.45 pm: Go Ahead-PSV

  • Wednesday 6.45 pm: NEC-FC Utrecht

  • Wednesday 20:00: FC Groningen-Vitesse

  • Wednesday 9 pm: Feyenoord-Heerenveen

  • Wednesday 9 pm: PEC Zwolle-Sparta

  • Thursday 6.45 pm: Cambuur-Heracles

  • Thursday 21:00: FC Twente-AZ

View the position, the results and the program in the Eredivisie