The morning papers have only praise for the team of trainer Arne Slot the day after Feyenoord’s resounding 6-0 victory over Sturm Graz in the Europa League. The team from Rotterdam went into the break with a 4-0 lead and expanded that score after the break. Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Oussama Idrissi in particular were unrecognizable. The wingers were three times accurate together and added a touch of samba football, according to De Volkskrant.
“The gossamer attack patterns, the accuracy in execution, the speed, the surprise, the technique; it’s all back at Feyenoord,” the newspaper writes. “Against Sturm Graz, Oussama Idrissi and Alireza Jahanbakhsh suddenly stood out as undisputed stars. It is almost fodder for psychologists, the performance of the wingers. Jahanbakhsh was taken out of the Premier League in the summer of 2021 as a major purchase with capital letters, but was so kind of the only newcomer who didn’t come out at all at Feyenoord last season.”
Idrissi also asserted himself. Idrissi kept chasing and chasing opponents as if they had stolen something from him De Volkskrantjournalist Bart Vlietstra continues. “He dribbled again in characteristic style, shrugging his shoulders in search of adventure. But also for assists and goals as Slot had taught him earlier at AZ. After the break, Jahanbakhsh took a cross pass hanging in his pocket, with his two goals in his pocket. the air behind his standing leg, as if he had suddenly been injected with Antony’s confidence and intuition. Suddenly saw them swing.”
The Telegraph writes of a ‘football show’ to which the Legion was treated by Feyenoord. “The supporters could marvel at the delights and attacks from the book. Exactly all the field players were involved in Danilo’s 3-0. They all participated in the build-up to that goal. And what about the striker duo Danilo and the “Mexican Santiago Giménez? Both always scoring, also against Sturm Graz. Gimenez has a maniacal appetite for goals. De Kuip exploded and the Legion knows that a special striker has arrived.”
Mikos Gouka from the General Newspaper also enjoyed. “The tiki-taka game in the Kuip was performed at breakneck speed, exactly as Slot likes it,” said the Feyenoord watcher. “Short passes, plenty of moving players, overlaps, underlaps and long-term possession, in this way Barcelona and the Spanish national team became concepts in the football world. At Feyenoord they feel they are getting better at a rapid pace, no one has to doubt that. which the Rotterdammers displayed for ninety minutes, will not have gone unnoticed in Eindhoven either.”