We have selected our team of the week from round 17 and halfway point  of the Eredivisie, do you agree?

  • By Michael Bell
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hendrix cRound 17 finally saw PSV Eindhoven win for the first time in two months as they hammered Utrecht 5-1, while there was also wins for Ajax, Feyenoord, RKC, NEC, Twente, Heerenveen, Heracles, and Vitesse who remain top.

Our team of the week is:

Goalkeeper: Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord)

Feyenoord scraped a 1-0 win over Groningen on Sunday, and keeper Mulder was one of the heroes for Ronald Koeman’s men, as he made a number of crucial saves.

Right Back: Roberto Rosales (Twente)

Rosales put in an excellent all round performance as Twente saw off Go Ahead Eagles 3-1 on Saturday, not only getting forward on numerous occasions, but also defending well at the back.

Left Back: Remy Amieux (RKC Waalwijk)

RKC Waalwijk claimed a crucial 2-1 win over ADO Den Haag in a relegation battle on Saturday, with Amieux putting in an excellent shift at left back. Amieux made a number of crucial tackles at the back which helped his side contain a battling ADO side.

Centre Back: Joel Veltman (Ajax)

Without Veltman Ajax would have struggled to beat Cambuur on Sunday. The centre back was everywhere for the champions as they came under a lot of pressure from the enthusiastic home side. The defender made one mistake in an otherwise perfect performance in the 2-1 win.

Centre Back: Arnold Kruiswijk (Heerenveen)

PEC Zwolle put Heerenveen under a lot of pressure on Friday, but found a determined Kruiswijk in their way, as Marco van Basten’s side eventually triumphed 2-1. Alongside partner Kenny Otigba, Kruiswijk made several interceptions which helped his side seal three points.

Midfielder: Soren Rieks (NEC Nijmegen)

With NEC 2-0 down at the break to Roda JC on Saturday, Rieks was the star of the comeback, which eventually saw the Eredivisie’s bottom side come out 4-3 winners. Rieks contributed two goals in a great second half performance.

Midfielder: Adam Maher (PSV Eindhoven)

Maher has been criticised for a number of below-par performances for struggling PSV, but on Sunday the Eindhoven fans finally got to see the real midfielder they paid so much for in the summer. Chipping in with two goals, in a lively midfield performance, Maher was excellent, and coach Phillip Cocu will be asking for more of the same in the future.

Midfielder: Jorrit Hendrix (PSV Eindhoven)

Hendrix usually a centre back has been asked to play at left back this season, while against Utrecht he was deployed in midfield to fill the gap left by Stijn Schaar’s absence. The youngster reveled in the defensive midfield position, and played the anchor role perfectly. In form midfielder Jens Toornstra was hardly given a sniff of the ball from Hendrix in a dominant performance.

Forward: Dusan Tadic (Twente)

Twente’s player of the year so far was once again on top form in the 3-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles. Tadic sealed his sides win with a thunderbolt of a free-kick which arrowed into the top corner.

Forward: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven)

The little left win wizard assisted two of the PSV Eindhoven goals and scored two of his own in the 5-1 win over Utrecht. Was denied a hat-trick when Ruiter saved his second penalty.

Forward: Lucas Piazon (Vitesse)

The on loan forward was once again Vitesse’s star in the 3-2 victory over NAC Breda on Sunday. Piazon netted a penalty before firing in an excellent second later in the game.




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