Koeman delighted with Bakkal

However, he branded his side’s first-half display their worst of
the season. Bakkal, on loan from PSV Eindhoven, scored the
equaliser as the Rotterdammers came from a goal down to claim
victory and maintain their unbeaten start to the Eredivisie
campaign. “Bakkal played very well,” Koeman said on the club’s
official website. “He was one of the few players who was in the
game in the first half. He made the right choices and scored an
important goal. “His experience, which includes Champions League
level, is very important to this team.” The attacking midfielder
was delighted with his start for his new club. “It was an important
goal,” he said. “Gradually we got better as the game went on and
that gives us confidence for the future.” Feyenoord needed Karim El
Ahmadi’s 60th-minute strike and a late John Guidetti penalty to
seal the victory after a lacklustre first-half showing. “It was our
worst half of the season,” Koeman added. “We were far too sloppy
and that helped NAC get into the game. “Luckily in the second half
I had a totally different view of Feyenoord. “In the second half we
played the way I want to see. We dominated the ball and I think
deserved the victory on the basis of the second half.”