Feyenoord – Match Report vs. PSV 1/3/20

Ratings

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average, don’t follow up

Marcos Senesi

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 10/5/1997
  • Current Club: Feyenoord
  • Career: San Lorenzo
  • Position: central defender
  • Preferred foot: left

Marcos Senesi played as the left central defender. He had a decent match, but had some small mistakes as well. Senesi stepped out of the defensive line often to get into the duels with Sam Lammers and to try to anticipate well. Often, he did well and timed the interception to perfection, but Sam Lammers had the better of him sometimes in the first half. Most of the times, this was mainly because of the smartness of Lammers to use his body to shield off the ball, not allowing Senesi to get close to the ball. This meant that Senesi was out of position these times and that Lammers could pose a threat in front of goal.

The Argentine seemed very confident on the ball and made some good progressive runs. He played some good forward passes as well and nearly scored from a header. In the second half, he gained confidence as he won nearly every duel with Lammers in this half. One time, he was defending on the wrong side of Thomas and he let him made a run in-behind without noticing the run of Thomas. Luckily for Senesi, the pass was not good.

Rating: A2

I do not think that he is ready to move to the top 5 leagues and I think it would be great to stay at Feyenoord for another year before moving to an above midtable team in the top 5 leagues. He needs to be smarter in some duels and sometimes it is better to stay in the defensive line rather than stepping out of it to try to intercept the ball. However, he showed great development as this performance was much better than the previous one. It would not be strange though if a good team from the top 5 leagues would already pick him up though.

Orkun Kökçü

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Turkish & Dutch
  • Age: 19
  • Date of birth: 29/12/2000
  • Current Club: Feyenoord
  • Career: Groningen Youth, Feyenoord Youth
  • Position: attacking midfielder
  • Secondary position: central midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right

Orkun Kökçü played as the most attacking midfielder on the left side of the field. He sometimes dropped deep between the two centre-backs to get into possession and decide the tempo. In the moments that Kökçü got put under pressure in his own half, he stayed calm and he tried to play out of pressure by using good feints. Often, when he played out of pressure he took his time to let the team reorganize in possession. This happened mostly when Kökçü got into possession after Feyenoord recovered possession.

The Turkish midfielder showed great ball control and very good off the ball movement, always giving an extra passing option for his teammates and trying to get into space. He showed good awareness as well and checked his shoulder nearly every time before he received the ball. Kökçü showed his qualities in the tight spaces and always turned the right way. He kept very composed in the final third, showed good vision and he has a good shot with both left and right. He gave an assist from a corner, but his corner were often mediocre.

He could sometimes be more active in his defensive duties as he sometimes forgot to cut the passing lane which meant that PSV could progress up the pitch. In the first phase of putting pressure, he showed that he can be effective and that he can be very intense. This is only in the first phase of putting pressure though and he does not do it always.

Rating: A2

Orkun Kökçü has shown great progression relative to his match against Porto. He improved on his awareness, he was even more active in possession and he was a bit more decisive in the final third. I don’t think that he is ready to play in a top 5 league yet, but I would not think it is strange if a good team in the top 5 leagues will buy him already. For his development, I think it would be better to stay for a year.

Tyrell Malacia

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 17/08/1999
  • Current Club: Feyenoord
  • Career: Feyenoord Youth
  • Position: left-back
  • Preferred foot: left

Tyrell Malacia played as a left-back and he got tasked to follow around Ihattaren (or Gakpo when they switched sides). He exaggerated this a little bit, as Ihattaren dropped very deep at times and Malacia would be out of position. A lot of times this would lead to PSV having a lot of space on their right side of the field. However, they did not profit from it as Dumfries did not use it optimally.

In transition from attack to defence, Malacia did very well to use his good pace and acceleration to track back. He is decent in the 1-on-1 duels and has okay physical abilities. In attack, Malacia showed some good dribbles and he managed to dribble past Ihattaren every time. However, it is known that Ihattaren does not like to defend and that he is not good at it.

Though, Malacia did very well attacking-wise and nearly assisted Bozenik to score the 1-2. He timed his runs very well and managed to find the spaces in-behind. Malacia likes to give low crosses and is quite consistent in doing so. In the second half, he sometimes swapped position with Haps, who is a left-back that played as a left-winger.

Rating: A2

I think that he could thrive in an attacking-minded system and if he does not have to defend that often, he is a very promising left-back. I will definitely keep an eye out for him.

Robert Bozenik

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Slovakian
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 18/11/1999
  • Current Club: Feyenoord
  • Career: MSK Zilina
  • Position: striker
  • Preferred foot: right

Robert Bozenik played as the sole striker against PSV and came up against the likes of Schwaab and Viergever. In the first half, he lost a lot of ground and aerial duels against Viergever especially. He showed okay off the ball movement, as he sometimes got into space between the lines or got into a scoring-position in-behind. However, he did not try to actively be a part of the build-up of Feyenoord.

The Slovakian has a mediocre ball control and his passing ability can be improved. He showed that he can move into scoring position well and that his shots are quite accurate. He came very close to scoring the 1-2, but Unnerstall made a very good save to prevent Bozenik from scoring. In the second half, he won more duels than in the second half.

Rating: A2

If he can play in a system where he only needs to focus on scoring goals, he could thrive as he is an accurate shooter and he could become a lot better in the future. Will probably need two years at Feyenoord before moving to a better team.

Justin Bijlow

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 22/1/1998
  • Current Club: Feyenoord
  • Career: Feyenoord Youth
  • Position: goalkeeper
  • Preferred foot: right

Bijlow showed safe hands as he managed to catch a lot of shots. He hesitated to come out of his goal during a free kick which nearly got him into trouble as Dumfries headed it just wide. In general, he seemed a bit insecure through the air as he sometimes positioned himself wrongly at crosses. He was quick to come out of his goal and had decent distribution.

Rating: A2

An okay performance by Bijlow, who is only 22 years old and has conquered a place in the starting line-up for Feyenoord. I need to watch him more often to see if he is insecure through the air in other matches as well.

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