Asked whether he could be congratulated after Saturday’s 2-1 win against AZ, Giovanni van Bronckhorst said that he would ...
Stein Huysegems signed a four-year contract with Feyenoord Tuesday afternoon. The Rotterdammers agreed a deal with the player’s club AZ at the weekend and the 23-year-old striker agreed personal terms today. ‘We are very happy with Stein’s arrival,’ confirmed Chris Woerts. ‘He is undoubtedly a reinforcement.’ The fast, technically handy Huysegems was brought through by Belgium club Lierse SK, before moving to Alkmaar in the summer of 2003, where he played a total 94 Eredivisie matches for the Dutch club, netting 19 goals.
Stein Huysegems is delighted with his new club. ‘It’s dream for every footballer to able to play for Feyenoord. It went very fast and I’m very happy things have been settled. When Feyenoord show an interest you go. This club is a size bigger than AZ. I think it’ll be great to be able to play at De Kuip.’
‘Huysegems has been brought in for a clear reason,’ admitted Chris Woerts. ‘It was the express wish of the technical staff that he would succeed Salomon Kalou on the left.'
The recently married Belgian knows what’s expected of him in Rotterdam. ‘I’ve been brought in as an outside-left. I think because of my speed, powerful shot and because I am skilful. I’m focused on the goal and I hope to get my goals. Obviously, as much as possible I’ll try to set up Dirk Kuyt, who I hope will remain at Feyenoord for longer. I think they could be great years.’