Feyenoord triumphed admirably at De Kuip on Saturday night thanks to three goals scored in the final ten minutes. Before the game, a sold-out crowd gave Jens Toornstra a hearty sendoff. They were duly rewarded when Arne Slot’s team won 4-0.
Prior to kickoff, the crowd showed their support for the departing Jens Toornstra, but once the game started, the hosts gave the crowd less to cheer about. Despite dominating the first half, Feyenoord failed to generate any significant chances. Quinten Timber scored his first goal for the team an hour into the game, and Dávid Hancko, making his debut, was credited with the assist.
But in the final ten minutes, Feyenoordexploded. Following Timber’s lead, Sebastian Szymaski, Jacob Rasmussen, and Santiago Gimenez all scored their first goals for the team to make the final score an even more impressive 4-0.
Feyenoord’s next game is an away day on Saturday in Deventer against Go Ahead Eagles (kickoff 21:00 CET). On Sunday, September 11, Feyenoord will host Sparta in their following home game.
After eight seasons with de Kuip, Jens Toornstra is leaving.
After eight years with the team, Jens Toornstra has chosen to part ways with Feyenoord. The midfielder will return to FC Utrecht, the team he left in 2014 to join Feyenoord. At De Kuip, Toornstra’s contract was about to expire.
For both player and club, Toornstra’s eight years at Feyenoord were a great success. The adored midfielder, who was named club captain last season, for many supporters largely personifies everything Feyenoordstands for. He became a highly-valued team member with a winning mindset as a result of his performances on the field, as well as his limitless energy and unwavering character.
Outstanding service history
Dennis te Kloese, general director, emphasizes that Jens was under no obligation to depart Feyenoord. He stated “In fact, we wanted to keep him, and we’ve said as much in numerous meetings over the past few days. However, the team’s management and coach don’t want to forcibly keep a player who has contributed so much to the team. Jens is very valuable, according to coach Arne Slot, and his position has not changed from the previous campaign.
Jens is a role model for young professionals in every way and, as has frequently been demonstrated, will always play enough. We have stated publicly that we would only take Jens’ departure into consideration if he consistently expressed a desire to do so. He has done this on numerous occasions, so in light of his stellar service history, we have made the decision to take a reasonable stance and cooperate with his departure. We don’t want to get in the way of a player who has given the team so much over such a long period of time and who has decided to try his luck elsewhere.
Being a Feyenoord player for such a long time makes me very proud.’
Jens is appreciative of it as well as the opportunities he has had at Feyenoord to experience everything. “I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to play for this amazing club for so long.” I was able to win everything there is to win in the Netherlands with the help of the supporters and everyone in the organization, and we also made it to an European final.
My sports aspirations were therefore fulfilled, and Feyenoord will always have a particular place in my heart. However, I feel too well to skip a week of playing. Although my body will eventually tell me that I’m finished, I still feel great and want to prepare for the game all week and at every training session in the hopes of making the starting lineup. That was the impetus behind my tough departure choice.
Toornstra won two KNVB Cups, the Eredivisie championship, and two Johan Cruijff Shields while playing for Feyenoord. He was a member of the squad that won the continent over last year as it advanced to the Europa Conference League final.
Toornstra, who has played in 313 official matches, has earned a spot in the top ten list of players by appearances, with legends like Wim Jansen, Eddy Treijtel, and Willem van Hanegem, in addition to the hearts of the club’s supporters. He has 62 assists to his credit in addition to 65 goals.
During his tenure at De Kuip, the four-time Dutch international also accomplished some wonderful personal achievements. He was chosen the fans’ player of the year after Feyenoord won the championship in 2016–2017, and at the Footballer of the Year Gala, he received the Bronze Boot.
After hanging up his boots, the former captain is anticipated to return to Feyenoord in another role, as both the club and player have already said. Te Kloese said, “That’s still the plan; his leaving makes no difference in it regard. However, that is all for later.” Now, let’s wish Jens the best of luck at FC Utrecht. This is the latest news on Netherlands League.