PLAY THE FEYENOORD WAY, URGES GULLIT

<P>For coach Ruud Gullit, Feyenoord start their Uefa Cup Group A campaign at De Kuip Thursday with one goal and one goal only and that’s three points. Not that he thinks he has a home banker on his hands. Heart of Midlothian will be a tough proposition and Gullit is warning his side not to try to muscle the Scots out of it. ‘Of course we have to join battle, but we must not get into a scrap. We’d lose, because it’s not our game.</P>

At the Wednesday press call Gullit was clear on the whole favourites in
the group thing. ‘No one will beat another team just like that; this
pool is too strong for that.’ That said, the coach does feel his side
go into the game on the up. ‘I still see progress and I can be
satisfied, although there are points where we have to advance.’
Interestingly, Gullit didn’t go on to name those points. But not
scoring goals would be one, after the weekend’s feast of opportunities
against Roda JC produced only two hits. ‘The plus is that are creating
a lot of chances; I’m happy about that. But I was getting worried in
the dugout against Roda. We should have put the game to bed must
earlier.’

There’s a question mark against the presence in the Hearts starting
eleven of striker Mark de Vries, but the Dutchman will be hoping the
slipper fits in time for kick-off, after ending up in hospital with a
poisoned toe. ‘It makes a big difference whether Mark de Vries plays or
not,’ admitted Gullit. ‘The tactics are adapted to him. When Mark plays
they play a 4-1-4-1 system. Mark sees a lot of the ball. He also tries
to sow discord in the opposition’s defence, which he often manages
because he’s so tall. And obviously Hearts bank on dead ball
situations.’

Uefa Cup Group A
FEYENOORD – HEARTS
Date: Thursday 21 October
Time: 8:05 pm
Place: De Kuip
Referee: Poulsen (Den)

Likely line-ups
Feyenoord: Babos; Song, Saidi, Paauwe, Basto; Castelen, Ono,
Bosschaart, Goor; Kuyt, Kalou.
Hearts: Gordon; Neilson, Webster, Pressley, Maybury; McAllister,
Hartley, Kisnorbo, Stuart; De Vries, Pereira.

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