Feyenoord searched desperately for the opening goal against FC Emmen for an hour. Quinten Timber helped Rotterdam on their way to their third win of the season. Mexican Santiago Jimenez doubled the score and Jacob Rasmussen and Sebastian Szymanski returned the score 4-0. For all the scorers, this was their first official goal on behalf of Feyenoord.
By Mikos Juka
Quentin Timber freed Feyenoord in the fourth league game with the opening goal. And so he brought in FC Emin’s midfielder, with Feyenoord showing for a long time that there is still some work to be done in the south of Rotterdam.
Timber cost Feyenoord millions, but this week, according to insiders, FC Utrecht waived some bonuses the club can still collect for a future number eight. This is to enable Jens Toornstra access. The latter was present at Kuip.
His farewell, with a huge banner and beautiful honor rolls and a standing ovation for the midfielder departing for FC Utrecht, was the highlight of the evening for a long time. Because even when Toornstra really disappeared on the off-roading with his wife and two kids about ten minutes before halftime to look decent at the start of the match for FC Utrecht-Ajax, goalkeeper Eric Oelschlagel didn’t have to show his qualities.
Feyenoord often had the ball and often saw Eman miss early in the pitch construction, but it didn’t yield a lead. The most attractive player among the Rotterdam players was David Hanko of Slovakia. The defender who has moved away from Sparta Prague has had to work as a left-back, as he says he is giving his best as a central defender. It was all about the fact that Arne Slot didn’t have to disqualify all kinds of players after the break, just like against RKC Waalwijk, because the tube was empty long before the final whistle.
Of the four players who committed this at Walwick, only Orkun Kokjo, who missed the lion’s share of preparations due to injury and illness, was in the starting lineup. Sebastian Szymansky, Quilindci Hartmann and Osama Idrissi lost their starting place. Hankow had to play as a left-back and he did it well. The buy was the closest to the opening goal with a shot from Oelschlagil’s fist.
There was also a real chance in front of Emmen led by Mark Demers behind striker Richiro Zivkovic, but Lucas Bernado fired wide. The first half gave Slot food for thought. After a preparatory period with a handful of goals from Rotterdam, his squad at Arnhem against Vitesse seemed to have found the recipe with five goals. But against Heerenveen (1-0), RKC (0-1, Danilo penalty) and also in the friendly against Willem II in the middle of the week (0-0), he was very poor in attack with last season’s Conference League finalist. ..
Emine didn’t play as defensively as Heerenveen and RKC, but he remained relatively easy on their feet in the first half. But in the second half, Feyenoord tightened the thumb screws. Marcus Pedersen’s powerful shot was saved by Oelschlagel, Hancko’s header went wide and Danilo shot wide in a situation where Quinten Timber thought he deserved a penalty. The midfielder, who was sent off from Utrecht, took care of a 1-0 lead an hour later. Five minutes before the end of the match, substitute Santiago Jimenez scored the goal 2-0. Jakob Rasmussen scored an even bigger victory in the last minute, and Sebastian Szymanski scored his goal in stoppage time. It’s a big win, one that Slot was happy with of course.
In the stands, the acquisition of Ezequiel Bullaude from Argentina and intended extra left-back Fredrik Andre Bjornkan, a Norwegian who plays for Hertha BSC, saw Feyenoord hold the points in Rotterdam.
24-year-old Norwegian Bjorkan was often pictured in Feyenoord in the past. Molde sold the player to Hertha BSC in 2022 and Feyenoord now wants to rent the player from the German club where he previously kidnapped Javairo Dilrosun.
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