VAN MARWIJK REJECTS FAVOURITES TAG

Results elsewhere meant that Feyenoord lost top spot in the Dutch Eredivisie without kicking a ball Wednesday night, but there are certainly no alarm bells ringing in the club’s German retreat ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Cup showdown in Freiburg. As coach Van Marwijk rightly points out, despite the defeat against Heereveen at the weekend, Feyenoord go into battle in front of a sell-out crowd at Dreisam stadium on the back of four wins out of five.

Not that the Rotterdammers are overconfident, despite the willingness of the German press to manoeuvre them into the role of big favourites. The main reason for that has almost become a mantra in recent months. Feyenoord’s injury roll is still about as long as an average kid’s Christmas wish list. And it just seems to get longer and longer. Kalou and Gyan are the newest additions. Brett Emerton has a groin strain and may just join them. The Australian is unlikely to start, though a final decision on his fitness has been postponed until Thursday. Sprockel and Paauwe are also doubtful. PROBABLE TEAMS Feyenoord: Zoetebier; Emerton (Dos Santos), De Haan, Van Wonderen (Sprockel/van Gastel), Rzasa; Elmander, Bosvelt, Ono, Smolarek; Tomasson, Van Hooijdonk SC Freiburg: Golz; Kehl, Zeyer, Hermel, Müller; But, Diarra (Tshikitisvili), Coulibaly (Ramdane), Gerber, Kobiashvili (Willi); Sellimi, Tanko
Feyenoord Business CLub
INLOG VOOR ONZE LEDEN
WILT U OOK LID WORDEN?
×