David Hancko gets nothing but praise at Feyenoord this season, but Willem van Hanegem thinks there is a relapse. De Kromme has not been impressed by the 25-year-old Slovak in recent weeks.
“Everyone says that Hancko plays so great. I don’t think so at all,” Van Hanegem starts at RTV Rijnmond. “He played very well, yes, but I find him very insecure in the last games. Five or six games ago he immediately played all the balls forward. Now everything goes wide and back, very uncertain,” explains the Feyenoord club icon.
Van Hanegem also remains cautious about the title chances of the team from Rotterdam. “I’m not so sure yet, no,” he says. “That would be a nice gift for my eightieth birthday. The funny thing is, they play nice. Not very well, but nice. Ajax plays like a turd, but they are only three points ahead of them. That is actually if you think about it, crazy. Everyone says that Feyenoord plays so great, but if that were the case, you could have already raised the flag for a large part. “
Van Hanegem thinks that Feyenoord is not yet playing convincingly every week due to the many changes in the vanguard. He himself would choose Javairo Dilrosun, Santiago Gimenez and Oussama Idrissi. “I thought Paixao would win it, but the funny thing is, now Dilrosun is doing well again. Although he is much more selfish. But also sometimes very insecure. That’s because he thinks he has to play so well because otherwise he has the chance that he should not start.”
“Jahanbakhsh has been allowed to start so many matches, that was terrible. But sometimes he is suddenly very nice again,” Van Hanegem continues. “And I think Idrissi, if he is normal, is the best player in the front. Although he is also terrified that if he does not function for a few games, he will not be able to do it again. If there is a good chance that you can become champion everyone wants to play and belong.”