Been: We’re too good to go down

Been’s men slipped into the relegation play-off places following
Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at FC Groningen and appear set for a long
winter. The Feyenoord directors seem willing to stick with Been
despite the club’s woeful form, which included a 10-0 thrashing at
PSV Eindhoven recently, even though he knows their current standing
is unacceptable. He told the club’s official website: “The position
is unworthy of Feyenoord but this is the reality. “We have to play
relegation football. Most of the guys in the team who played for
the A team last year were winning matches but now they are finding
themselves in a different situation. “We miss leaders in the team
and the injuries we have have contributed to the situation we are
in. “But I am sure that when those experienced players return we
can again see Feyenoord on the rise. “This squad has too much
quality to be at the bottom of the table. Therefore I am sure we
will stay up, Feyenoord could never be relegated.” Feyenoord
skipper Ron Vlaar conceded the players needed to toughen up after
another dismal away day at Euroborg. “The pressure will now come,”
Vlaar told NUsport. “We’ll really have to win matches. “At times we
played some good football but it happens too often that our heads
go down when things go against us. “If we fall behind it should not
mean the game is over.”