Feyenoord boss happy even after the draw

DOETINCHEM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 12: Feyenoord Manager / Head Coach, Giovanni van Bronckhorst gives his players instructions during the Eredivisie match between De Graafschap and Feyenoord at Stadion De Vijverberg on August 12, 2018 in Doetinchem, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
DOETINCHEM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 12: Feyenoord Manager / Head Coach, Giovanni van Bronckhorst gives his players instructions during the Eredivisie match between De Graafschap and Feyenoord at Stadion De Vijverberg on August 12, 2018 in Doetinchem, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Feyernoord tied 1-1 with Dutch Eredivisie fifth-place Vitesse, which helps the team maintain the race for the top spots on the table.

Feyenoord continued their pursuit of Ajax and PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie after a 1-1 draw with Vitesse on Sunday’s fixture.

The team from Rotterdam scored the first goal of the match thanks to Orkun Kokcu, at the end of the first half.

Then Dauda Mohammed tied the game by scoring just two minutes after the start of the second half for Vitesse.

“The team did everything they could to get the win,” said coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst to the club’s official website after the match.

“We dominated and Vitesse were unable to put us under pressure.”

“Orkun is developing very well. He was always in a position to receive the ball and he scored a good goal,” he continued.

“It’s not acceptable at this level, especially not so soon after the break.”

“We made it tough for ourselves in that phase,” the boss said.

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“When you invest so much energy in the match, it is very disappointing to concede a goal like that at that time.”

Feyenoord still has nine matches to go up to the end of the season, but they are aiming just for the top of the table, but maybe not the championship.

“We could have done some good business. We deserved to win, but we did not reward ourselves,” the manager concluded.

The team still has to face at home Willem II, Heerenveen, Heracles, AZ Alkmaar, and Den Haag.

While they still have to visit Utrecht, VVV, NAC Breda, and Fortuna Sittard.