Feyenoord in action in Sittard – Ajax and PSV aim for honor after European elimination

Feyenoord in action in Sittard – Ajax and PSV aim for honor after European elimination

Once PSV and Oranje, now Brenet is happier than ever at Twente: ‘Gift from heaven’

Joshua Brenet is only 28 years old, but the FC Twente right back has already had a whole footballing life, as far as he feels. He broke through at right back position at PSV, even played two international matches for the Dutch national team in 2016 and left two years later for Hoffenheim to play in the German Bundesliga.

That’s where things went wrong. In four years, he barely played any games, especially the last two years, and a rental period at Vitesse ended in disappointment.

Brenet went through a deep valley: “If you’re not allowed to play for two years, only train and play a position game, then you don’t feel like a footballer anymore. There was no more light at the end of the tunnel. Until FC Twente wanted me. A gift from heaven.”

Joshua Brenet

884 minutes without a goal, but Bergwijn slowly scrambles under Heitinga

With a nifty passing move, Steven Bergwijn outplayed FC Emmen player Mohamed Bouchouari on November 12 last year to then shoot the ball devastatingly into the cross from the edge of the penalty area. It was his last goal for now, as the left winger has since gone 884 minutes dry for Ajax and the Dutch national team.

Bergwijn’s first season with the Amsterdammers has been a succession of disappointments and frustrations. On Thursday night, for example, he got involved in a riot after the painful elimination in the Europa League against Union Berlin. Coach John Heitinga then said of his team, “Maybe there were also frustrations about the way this season is going …”

Steven Bergwijn at Ajax training session

Welcome to our liveblog, featuring four matches in the premier league today. Leaders Feyenoord start early with an away game against Fortuna Sittard. Later in the day, top clubs Ajax and PSV, who were eliminated from the European competition on Thursday, are in action.

The Amsterdammers will visit Vitesse, while PSV will play the important duel with FC Twente. In addition, FC Emmen and Go Ahead Eagles meet.

Follow all developments on the fields in our liveblog.

Kayleigh Williams