After a short loan spell with Club Brugge in the first half of 2018, Southampton allowed Jordy Clasie to return to Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal.
The Netherlands international has started 27 league games this season and has scored one goal and registered four assists in the process.
Things have not been positive for the Dutch club since December 2018 as they have managed to win only three of their last 10 matches played in all competitions and one of the victories came against Heerenveen on Thursday.
After Feyenoord’s latest 3-0 win, Clasie spoke to RTV Rijnmond talking about the negativity around him and the club due to his side’s poor run.
“Of course, there is also a lot of negativity around me. It is as it is. In particular, I try to stay calm and focus on the team and myself. Then you hope that you can turn the tide as quickly as possible,” the Saints player said, as quoted by Fr12.nl.
“We are in a very difficult phase, where a lot is happening at the club. Both on the field and outside, of course. We have no influence on that, but there is a lot of negativity at the club at the moment.
“The only thing you can do is perform on the field. We haven’t done that lately. That’s why it’s nice that we win pretty easily today.”
The 27-year-old’s contract at Southampton expires in June 2020, and he’ll be hoping Feyenoord sign him on a permanent deal in the summer.
If they don’t, it’s likely to be someone else’s fault.