Bert van Marwijk is not fooled by the Tukkers poor start this season. 'Twente can play a lot better than they’ve shown so far. They only have one point and a new coach, so we won’t be waltzing over them.'
Van Marwijk looks set to start with a much-changed side. Both Sebastián Pardo and Chong-gug Song were among the ‘A’ Team in training, as Christian Gyan and Anthony Lurling stepped down a rung. The coach confirmed that Song is ready to go. 'I’m not saying he will play, but Song has really got involved. He can play in any position on the right, made an excellent impression in training and is learning very quickly. That’s the reason I’m taking him to Enschede.'
The same goes for Pardo more or less. The Chilean carried out Van Marwijk’s instructions on the left in full against Excelsior. 'He is always in the right place with the right solution. He’s almost always available. However, there is one big but for both Pardo and Song and that is that they would function even better if they could communicate. That is naturally a problem. It’s something I have to consider, and there are risks involved.'
Van Marwijk will be happy to have a relatively large squad at his disposal, with the Champions League just around the corner. 'The squad is relatively well-balanced,’ the coach admitted, ‘although the centre of gravity is in attack. That’s where the competition for places is greatest.' He’s not the only one hoping the result will be goals, starting against FC Twente.
Zoetebier; Emerton, Van Wonderen, Paauwe, Van Haaren; Song, Bosvelt, Ono, Pardo; Buffel, Van Hooijdonk
24/2/2002 Feyenoord 1-2 FC Twente
27/8/2001 Feyenoord 5-1 FC Twente
14/5/2001 Feyenoord 1-1 FC Twente
9/5/1999 Feyenoord 3-1 FC Twente
14/12/1997 Feyenoord 2-2 FC Twente
19/12/2001 FC Twente 3-2 Feyenoord
27/8/2000 FC Twente 1-2 Feyenoord
7/11/1999 FC Twente 3-3 Feyenoord
4/10/1998 FC Twente 1-1 Feyenoord
15/2/1998 FC Twente 0-0 Feyenoord