After winning the Eredivisie for the first time since 1999, Van Bronckhorst, who won the trophy as a player with Barcelona, described the fond memories he experienced as a player and feels his youthful squad will benefit immensely amongst Europe’s elite clubs.
“It’s special,” he told Feyenoord TV. “I won the Champions League with Barcelona as a player. For me, it’s a competition full of many great memories from the great matches I played.
“Not only for Barcelona, Glasgow Rangers and Arsenal, but in my first period at Feyenoord too.
“The experience will now be a little different for me as a coach. But for the experience and development of my players, playing in the Champions League against an out-and-out top team is very valuable.”
De Stadionclub take on Manchester City on Wednesday evening to kick off their Group F campaign.