Geertruida is out at the moment due to a knee injury. Guus Til, rented from Spartak Moscow for one season, was the most noticeable name as a newcomer. The quarterback actually worked with Slot at AZ.
Nick Marsman was on target in Feyenoord. The goalkeeper will soon leave for Inter Miami in the United States, but will be allowed to train in Rotterdam until then. And Stephen Burgess, Orkun Kokjo and Robert Poznik weren’t there yet. They are still active in the European Championships, although Kokjo is now eliminated with Turkey.
Feyenoord started the new season early, because the club must play in the new European competition, the Conference League, next month. In it, he plays in the second round against Djec from Montenegro or Drita from Kosovo.
“First narrow the gap with the hero”
Sloot did not dare to make bold predictions after the first training in Feyenoord. “I can’t really say anything about the outlook for next season. I can’t say anything meaningful about it until after a few weeks and I’ve worked with the whole group,” said the new Rotterdam coach after his training session in rainy Färkennoord.
The 42-year-old is the successor to retired Dick Advocaat, who led Feyenoord to fifth place in the Eredivisie in his final season. “With so many points behind the champions. I think the first task is to narrow that gap and we will work hard on that. Most of the selections have remained intact and they are basically a good quality team. I would also like to mention all the cliches: Feyenoord is a fantastic club with a great group and a great stay.” The training complex is also great.”
„I’ve seen a fanatical group and that makes sense for their first training. We’re far from complete, because we’re still looking for some reinforcements, but almost every team has that at this point. Slot said the difference is that in a month we’ll be playing for ‘echie’.
The former Arizona coach is referring to Thursday, July 23, when Feyenoord will compete in the Conference Tournament’s second preliminary round against the winner of the first-round playoff between FK Dicic of Montenegro and FK Drita of Kosovo. “Fyenoord can play dominantly, the team showed that in a number of games last season and I told them that they have to recognize what they did well in those matches. Moreover, I am not interested in higher mathematics; the players have to perform their tasks at top speed. And constantly. You need fitness for that.”
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