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.”