Bryan Linssen, do you remember him? The attacker exchanged Feyenoord for an adventure in Japan last summer. However, Linssen has not yet forgotten his old club. He talks via a live video connection during Good morning Premier League on ESPN how he experienced the championship of Feyenoord and can’t resist giving a sneer to Ajax.
Feyenoord was crowned champion of the Netherlands for the first time since 2017 thanks to a 3-0 victory over Go Ahead Eagles last week. Last season, as a player from Rotterdam, Linssen reached the final of the UEFA Conference League and then experienced up close how much that success unleashed in De Kuip and the city center of Rotterdam. Last week, the Feyenoord supporters took it a step further after winning the sixteenth national title in history. Linssen watched it with admiration. “I didn’t miss a minute,” the attacker said on Sunday morning ESPN.
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“The day before I had a match myself and then Feyenoord supporters were in the stands at my match,” Linssen continued. “They asked with a sign if we wanted to watch the match (Feyenoord – Go Ahead Eagles, ed.) in Tokyo together. Finally I told them to come to the main entrance so we could discuss it there. But I think they couldn’t find the main entrance because we missed each other.” However, that did not mean that Feyenoord’s championship game passed him by. The attacker also kept an eye on the festivities after the match and the ceremony on Monday on the Coolsingel. “I have not missed a minute. I watched everything late into the night.”
The love for the club from Rotterdam is still deep within Linssen, noted presenter Milan van Dongen. “Feyenoord is really a fantastic club. Once you’ve been there yourself and made friends with people, it stays in you anyway. When you see that party… That is different from many other clubs when they become champions”, says Linssen. The former player of FC Groningen and Vitesse did not seem to name a specific club at first, but could not resist lashing out at Ajax. “Let’s say Ajax. There it is celebrated a little less exuberantly than at Feyenoord. That was nice to see.”