Last week, Dessers was very disappointed that he was not allowed to start the home game against Slavia. Trainer Arne Slot then preferred Bryan Linssen. “But things can go that fast in football,” said Dessers at ESPN† “That’s nice too.”
“We started this season with an away game against FC Drita. No one probably thought then that we would make it to the semi-finals. Now we play in the semi-final against Olympique Marseille. Those will be great matches.”
Dessers was loudly sung to in Prague by the accompanying fans of Feyenoord. “That’s nice to hear, but they also supported us very well,” said the striker. “I can score more than that. I can also quickly switch sides and play a man. I always have to show that.”
‘Seemed easy, but it wasn’t’
Dessers scored both goals with his left leg. “I saw their left back get close on that first goal,” he said. “That’s why I quickly shot with the left. At the 1-2 I stayed calm. It may have seemed easy, but I don’t think it was.”
Trainer Slot first celebrated the victory with his assistants and then decided to thank the accompanying fans from Rotterdam. “They have supported us enormously and behaved well in the city as well. Hopefully they will also come back to Marseille. We need them there again.”
Feyenoord first plays at home against Olympique Marseille on April 28, the return is on May 5 in the south of France. Olympique Marseille is the current number 2 in the French league, twelve points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.