Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 5:26 PM• Guy Habets

Marciano Vink does not think Orkun Kökçü’s interview after the Classic between Ajax and Feyenoord (2-3) was entirely successful. In particular, the words about the ‘talks’ that the team from Amsterdam would have had before the games, according to Kökçü, are labeled by Vink as ‘not strong’. The analyst of ESPN had hoped that the captain of Feyenoord had kept it with his own team.

Kökçü was asked by reporter Hans Kraay junior about the victory immediately after the match, but first the Feyenoord playmaker had to say something else. “I don’t remember how that game went now. I don’t care at all. Personally I was fed up with them talking all the time before that game. That they always think they are the best. And today we have “showing that we have run away, that feels very good. I am certainly resentful. They talk a lot before the game. With us it is: not words, but deeds. We saw that again today.”

Vink does not understand that Kökçü comes out in that way. “Throughout history, Ajax has always been the way they have prepared themselves for this match. I thought the great thing about Kökçü, and his trainer, was that they said before the match that it belonged to Ajax a bit and that Feyenoord was not so It was great that they put it into perspective a bit, but now afterwards I think this is less strong. I would have found it stronger if he didn’t say anything about Ajax and just took the win. “

After the victory in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Feyenoord can hardly miss the title. The lead over Ajax is six points, while the team from Rotterdam also has a much simpler program. AZ can still get five points with a victory over FC Twente on Sunday evening, but the Alkmaarders also meet more tough opponents in the remainder of the competition than Feyenoord does. After the upcoming international match period, the Eredivisie will continue and then there are still eight rounds to go.