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Feyenoord made it three wins in a three matches with a win against FC Emmen on Sunday, leaving head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst to reflect on an excellent week for his side. The only blotches on an otherwise unblemished copybook were the withdrawals of Jeremiah St. Juste and Jens Toornstra in he first half of the 4-1 win.
Van Bronckhorst felt thT his men should have finished off the hosts in the opening half. ‘We had enough chances to do that,’ said the head coach post-match. ‘It could have been less tense as a result. At the end the day we finished it well in the second half.’
St. Juste and Toornstra had already left the field of play by then. Van Bronckhorst was unable to say much about the two after the match. ‘Jeremiah had a problem with his shoulder, which he fell on against VVV on Thursday. Jens felt his hamstring and was unable to continue. We’ll have to wait to see how serious that is.’
Van Bronckhorst replaced Toornstra with 17-year-old Orkun Kökcü, who scored one and claimed one assist. ‘Orkun did brilliantly. He was always ready to receive the ball and he was a big threat. Orkun is making excellent strides in his development and he showed that today.’