Former Feyenoord and Dutch midfielder Paul Bosvelt spoke to NOS  ahead of tomorrow’s match against another of his former clubs Manchester City.

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Bosvelt was captain of Feyenoord when they won the UEFA Cup in 2002 beating Borussia Dortmund. He then joined Manchester City in 2003 and spent two years with the club.

He said, ”I became a Feyenoord man due the commitment of their fans. Their are so fanatic that you become infected by them. Fans that come to training every day you eventually get to know them. The love that the fans have for the club goes very deep indeed.

”My time at Feyenoord was the most successful period of my career. It was great to play at the highest level and also to win trophies.

”Feyenoord have a team that are difficult to beat. It is a shame that Nicolai Jorgensen is injured for the match against Manchester City. But Feyenoord have shown that they can play in a mature and compact way and they will need to do that tomorrow.

”For me it is a special game tomorrow because I played for both clubs during my career. I am looking forward to attending the game.”

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