“Our problem last season was that we started with a half-fit group of players. We had problems with that until October, precisely the phase in which we lost a lot of points. But when you see how fit we are now …”, says Haps Football International.
“I pick two examples, Leroy Fer and Luciano Narsingh”, the former AZ player continues. “About this time last year they were anything but fit, having barely played at Swansea City for a year. But now … Really, the pieces are flying off, you know. And that’s the case with everyone.”
Haps thinks Feyenoord can handle the title fight. “The skeleton of the team has remained intact and with that we did well last year, we came close to Ajax and AZ. Why should that not be possible again? I think that Feyenoord has strengthened itself well with Bryan Linssen and Mark Diemers. When we are finally back in strength across the board, I really believe we can continue what we were doing last season: winning matches. ”
“We are much fitter, the group is almost the same, supplemented with quality and the atmosphere is excellent”, Haps sums up. “All the ingredients for a successful season are there. It is up to us to make it happen and I believe we are going to do that.”