Luc Marijnissen (NAC Breda) – Match Report vs. Jong PSV (06/01/2023)

Ton Lokhoff makes his return to the NAC Breda bench, after his first experience between 2003 and 2005, winning at home against Jong PSV Eindhoven. The experienced coach and technical collaborator, with an important past at VFL Wolfsburg, chooses to deploy a rather defensive 4-4-2 to face Adil Ramzi’s selection. The guests take the field with a similar lineup, but with a much more offensive approach. Jong PSV took the lead in the early stages of the match through Jason van Duiven, but NAC Breda overturned the result thanks to “Ody” Velanas and Jort van der Sande in the first half.


  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be a strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Luc Marijnissen

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Age: 20
  • Date of Birth: 9/1/2003
  • Current Club: NAC Breda
  • Career: NAC Breda/BSC Roosendaal
  • Position: Centre Back
  • Secondary Position: Right Back
  • Preferred Foot: Right

Luc Marijnissen played the full ninety minutes in the win over Jong PSV as a right-back in Ton Lokhoff’s 4-4-2, proving himself to be a footballer ready for the Dutch second tier, despite playing only five matches this season. The NAC defender has proven to be a reliable and future element for Breda’s team.

Marijnissen has been called to an important test: facing Mohamed Nassoh-one of Jong PSV’s emerging talents-and trying to contain him as much as possible. The NAC fullback succeeded brilliantly, hardly ever suffering from Nassoh’s agility and flair. Lokhoff’s defensive system and the help of NAC’s outside midfield helped the young defender, but the continuity of Marijnissen’s performance and obvious. mental attributes in terms of defensive solidity should be highlighted.

The NAC Breda defender titans on high balls and in the aerial game, despite not being among the tallest players in the league (184 centimetres). His defensive presence in the penalty area can be attributed to correct positioning and an excellent ability to interpret the defensive line at different times of the match. I would highlight how Marijnissen has been effective in the aerial game: the NAC Breda talent won two out of three aerial duels against Jong PSV and, in addition, won two out of three ground contrasts. Marijnissen was never dribbled in the ninety minutes and had 60% of success regarding long passes made.


He is definitely a player who needs to improve his ball handling and the quality of his passes, especially if his career veers toward the position of right-back.

From a technical point of view, Marijnissen showed a good ability to conduct the ball and a fair amount of skills to get the ball out by building from the bottom. We are talking about a blocked fullback who started as a central defender, so not an element of high offensive propulsion. Marijnissen represents, prospectively, a reliable right-back in a three-man defence.

Rating – B2

Luc Marijnissen surprised me with his being a complete defender and, despite a very tight match, he did not lose his composure and gave calmness to the unit. These characteristics lead me to think that a season and a half in Keuken Kampioen Divsie can launch him on a higher stage like the Eredivisie. Hopefully, he would find continuity and this is very likely, considering that the starter, Ruben Ligeon, has been moved to the right and the alternative as a right fullback, Boyd Lucassen, is establishing himself as a right winger. At the moment the only competition for Luc Marijnissen is Rowan Besselink (2004).

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