By Mark Gleeson, Reuters
Published: 13:09 BST, 14 September 2017 | Updated: 13:09 BST, 14 September 2017
Feyenoord's return to the Champions League after an absence of 15 years was something of a shock, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst admitted while bemoaning the difference in quality after a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester City on Wednesday.
Just over 24 hours after suggesting in his pre-match press conference there was no reason why the Dutch champions could not win their opening Group F encounter, Van Bronckhorst admitted his side were largely out of their depth.
'It was getting acquainted with the highest of levels,' he said after the home defeat in De Kuip.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst looked like a broken man after Feyenoord lost 4-0 to Man City