‘Slot deserves statue if Feyenoord becomes champions, world achievement’

‘Slot deserves statue if Feyenoord becomes champions, world achievement’
Arne Slot

NOS Football

Leaders Feyenoord struck a major blow in the title race Saturday by beating AZ 2-1. Which, according to the guests at the table at Studio Soccer especially striking is the mentality of the team. “Feyenoord always plays to win,” said Ibrahim Afellay.

“There is a real chance that they will become champions and it will be because of that great mentality,” said Arno Vermeulen. “That fitness that drive, the will to become champions, those mental aspects. You see that every match.”

“Of the top four, Feyenoord has the least selection in terms of individual quality,” Afellay said. “If Feyenoord becomes champions, it will be a world achievement. Then Slot deserves a statue.”

Afellay: ‘Geertruida stood out head and shoulders above the rest’

Afellay saw central defender and occasional captain Lutsharel Geertruida as the standout against AZ: “Geertruida stood out head and shoulders above.”

Afellay continued: “Geertruida is developing well. Pavlidis, one of the better strikers in Holland, didn’t get a foothold, he was hopeless. Always he was cleverly in between. On the ball he is also comfortable. He doesn’t get confused and always looks for the footballing solution.”

“Will he go at right back again when the pharmacist is back?” asks Arno Vermeulen, referring to the return of currently injured defender Gernot Trauner, also called “the pharmacist” because of his “ordinary” appearance, averse to glamour.

“Maybe the apothecary should take a pass,” Afellay said.

Watch the regular sections in Studio Voetbal below: Final Signal on Jordi Cruijff (by Frank Heinen) and The Wall Layer on Fortuna coach Julio Velázquez (by Hugo Borst). Furthermore, check out the discussion at the table about PSV.

Kayleigh Williams