Jack van Gelder saw a great Feyenoord Sunday in the Johan Cruijff Arena. The former presenter is lyrical about the Rotterdammers.
“It was a real Classic”, Van Gelder added HLF8. “It was a great, intense match. Hard, fierce, all the trimmings.” The sports presenter saw Feyenoord win on intensity. “Ajax cannot play football at full strength and after the first 45 minutes it was just over. They cannot do that. Feyenoord played football in the first twenty minutes of the second half as I have never seen it in fifty years.”
The former presenter sees that the Rotterdammers have made so many steps in the last two years. “Feyenoord has often had players of whom I thought the boxes were still around the shoes, but now everyone can just play good football,” says Van Gelder. “It’s killing, they defend well. At one point he brings in three strikers, well they didn’t have them before.”
According to Van Gelder, a large part of the success is due to trainer Arne Slot. “He is a fantastic guy. You can see his hand as a trainer in the team. In addition, he is open to the players and the press. He just tells it like it is. He has become smart, he is a good guy. “
With a six-point lead and an easier program, the title seems almost certain for Feyenoord. Van Gelder steps on the brakes for a while. “One thing I think is dangerous. I saw that a schedule has just been made in preparation for the festivities on the Coolsingel. I always think that’s a good idea.”