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Giovanni van Bronckhorst felt that Feyenoord did not get what they deserved at the Galgenwaard Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Two goals down after an hour, his side scored twice to level, but the hosts pinched the win in the final seconds.
‘We should have taken the lead in the opening quarter of an hour,’ said Van Bronckhorst post-match. ‘We didn’t, because we did not reward ourselves. Not for the first time this season. We worked very hard as a team after going 2-0 down.’
That brought goals from Sam Larsson and Robin van Persie op, but not the lead. ‘Tonny [Vilhena] had a chance to make it 2-3, but he didn’t convert it. Then it came at the other end. For me, we didn’t deserve to lose.’
FC Utrecht coach Dick Advocaat agreed, but the win takes his side within four points of Feyenoord. AZ, meanwhile, moved three points clear in third. ‘This is a setback, but we have seven games to get the third place back,’ said Van Bronckhorst.