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.”