PSV will play one leg in the next round of qualifying for the Champions League. Partly thanks to Eran Zahavi’s hat trick, Roger Schmidt’s team won Wednesday night under the close scrutiny of 23500 fans. They were a mere 5-1 winners against Galatasaray (Turkey). PSV won the match and will now travel to Istanbul next week. On Thursday, the Dutch newspapers were enthusiastic about the positive impression that Eindhoven has left.
The TelegraphPSV praises Zahavi for his performance in the first official match of the season. It was already the Israeli’s twentieth game in this preliminary round of Euro ball of millions. “You can send Zahavi a message in qualifying for the Champions League. He was the head of a PSV that worked well. (. (. . After the 2-1 Galatasaray revival, for a moment. Ryan Babel, the constant whistler, was nothing for PSV. The Turks had that of Zahavi all the more.” With a sense of understatement, the newspaper points to the three goals and the wonderful assist of the PSV player.
The match report also contains the following: General NewspaperZahavi is logically considered to be a leader. Rik Elfrink, journalist, writes that Zahavi is the man of the match at PSV. “Not only did he assist with three goals, but also because he pushed for Galatasaray defense.” “Last year sometimes everything seemed to be against the PSV striker, but the start of his new season was fine yesterday. Zahavi scored seven goals in his three European matches for PSV. Next week PSV must prevent that it is not good enough to continue again.”
De VolkskrantThe other is more focused on the start of part two’ of Project Schmidt in Eindhoven. He also writes about ‘a pimped PSV’ that has changed from the 4-2-2-2 system to an 8-2-3-1 structure. The newspaper refers, among other things, to the important role that 28-year-old Marco van Ginkel fulfills next to Ibrahim Sangaré. but also on defenders André Ramalho (29), Phillip Mwene (27) and substitute midfielder Davy Pröpper (29). These newcomers embody what PSV was lacking last season: leadership and experience.
“It needs to be the right combination with the talent of Noni madueke Cody Gakpo Yorbe vertessen and Mohamed Ihattaren. However, the latter seems to not be in Schmidt’s plans.” WeddingHe speaks about the ‘old-fashioned festive European cup atmosphere at Philips Stadium’, and emphasizes that he believes this PSV was shaped more than last season according Schmidt’s ideas. One man is not right for the moment, a player who was a great prospect a year ago. This refers to Ihattaren.
Schmidt is a firm believer in discipline, work ethic, and collective thinking. “He realizes that after a season without prizes, it will be a crucial year for PSV. Ajax has been growing in financial and sporting gaps with PSV over the years. For many years the Champions League has been missing. The difference in the annual budget for the Amsterdam team now stands at 31.5 million euros. Participation in the European Championship Ball is a must to close this gap. After all, the starting premium is already 35 million.”