PSV trainer Roger Schmidt is considering changing his team for Sunday’s Eredivisie game with Heracles Almelo in a few places. The German also does not know yet whether acquisition Eran Zahavi is allowed to play.
“We have a full schedule and we have to pay close attention to the players. They will be fit again on Sunday, but the schedule is a challenge. We have good players on the bench and maybe we will make some changes,” Schmidt said on Friday. press conference.
In any case, PSV cannot appeal to Maximiliano Romero on Sunday. The Argentinian dropped out early on Thursday in the Europa League game with NS Mura (1-5) with a knee injury. “He is currently being examined in hospital. Only then can we say anything about the seriousness of the injury,” Schmidt said.
Romero may be replaced by Zahavi in Almelo. The 33-year-old striker from Israel was taken over from Guangzhou R&F earlier this month, but Schmidt is not yet sure if he can use it. “He is fit and he is ready in that area, but I don’t know if all the papers have been completed.”
Schmidt spoke about the match against Heracles of a special game. “It will be a tough game, because it is on artificial turf. It is an advantage for clubs that train on it every day, but we have to accept that.”
The kick-off of Heracles Almelo-PSV is on Sunday at 4.45 p.m. Jochem Kamphuis is the referee.
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