Feyenoord coach Arne Slot has moved to clarify comments made about Arsenal’s training regime earlier this week.
The Dutch coach found himself in a little bit of trouble on Monday when he made comments about Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson.
The forward joined the Eredivisie side on loan in the summer, and when asked about him, Slot said at a press conference on Monday that the player was struggling with an ‘overuse injury’ as his training sessions were ‘more intense’ than at Arsenal.
That naturally led to a few comments from the Gunners fanbase, who not only questioned how Slot would know such a thing but doubted the truthfulness of such rumours.
In truth, it was nothing more than a storm in a teacup, but the Feyenoord boss was asked about his comments before a clash with Maccabi Haifa and looked to clarify what he meant.
“I’m glad you asked because I saw it caused some commotion,” he told ESPN, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
“With that, I’m not saying anything about how Arsenal train; I’m saying something about how substitute player Reiss Nelson, who didn’t have much of a future there, trained.
“He was very often in the team that had to imitate the opponent. He didn’t actually play any matches.
“Now he is with a team that is busy and where he is seen as a player who has to play a lot, so that combination has caused him to have some overload problems.”