Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Brockhorst spoke in his press conference ahead of Sunday Johan Cruyff Shield match in Rotterdam against Vitesse.

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The KNVB have changed the rules as of this season where the match is no longer played at a neutral venue in Amsterdam but at the home of the reigning Eredivisie champions.

van Bronckhorst said ”The Johan Cruyff Shield match feels like a home match this season due to the changes that the KNVB have made.

”We are aware that the KNVB took a decision for the match to take place at the home of the Eredivisie champions if you compare that to other countries the Charity shield in England is played at Wembley and the Spanish super cup is played over two legs. In Germany the match is played at the home of the cup winner and in France and Italy they even play the game abroad. There are many ways to make a super cup match attractive and this year the Johan Cruyff Shield is sold out.

”I believe it is a shame that not many Vitesse Arnhem supporters can attend the match in such a case with the game being played at the reigning Eredivisie champions that means that Vitesse supporters will only be in the away end too. That is what the KNVB has decided and we must accept it.”

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