Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM• Dominic Mostert • Last update: 21:25

Dick Advocaat sees reasons to be positive after Feyenoord’s loss of points against FC Groningen. In the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium, the team from Rotterdam had a predominance in terms of chances and possession, but nevertheless remained at 0-0. Although Advocaat thinks his team should have scored at least once or twice, he is pleased with the way in which Feyenoord ‘dictated’ the game.

“On the one hand I’m grumpy, on the other hand I think we just have a good team”, the trainer summarizes his thoughts in front of the camera of ESPN. “I really mean that. Also the way they play, the appearance they have … Groningen is a difficult team to play and today we showed that we are better than Groningen. We missed two points.”

Luis Sinisterra is one of the players about whom Advocaat is very positive. The attacker is back in top shape after he was sidelined with injuries for almost all of 2020. Fifteen minutes before the end, the Colombian was close to 0-1 when he pulled in from the left flank just outside the penalty area and fired on the inside of the post from a bet towards the far corner. “That was a great move. Come in and then the shot.”

“They are great players to have in your team”, says Advocaat. “He is a player who gets better every week and gets more content.” Steven Berghuis is also enthusiastic about the return of Sinisterra to Feyenoord. “I thought he came back quite strongly”, the captain indicates. “He immediately scored three goals (against PEC Zwolle, Heracles Almelo and Willem II, ed.). The boy simply has great qualities. It is up to us to bring him one-on-one more often and faster. That also applies to me. That’s our job, so he can make a difference. “

At the end of the interview between Hans Kraay junior and Lawyer, the journalist wishes the trainer of Feyenoord a good journey home. Lawyer wishes Kraay junior the same and asks whether the reporter will be reimbursed for travel expenses by ESPN. “They don’t do that at ESPN. That all goes to that commercial of yours. You got an awful lot of money for that,” says Kraay junior jokingly, referring to a advertisement of the channel in which Advocaat plays a leading role. “No, I gave that to the Food Bank,” said Advocaat. “They can use it better than I can.” The trainer is also known to donate the money he earns from analytics at Talpa Champions League matches to charity.