PSV didn’t win an Eredivisie prime match for the tenth time in a row on Wednesday. Coach Roger Schmidt expects extra from his gamers, particularly since many prime duels are scheduled for the approaching weeks.
‘You must be affected person towards a group like AZ’
“In prime gamers like these it’s a must to play at prime stage all through the sport, however I did not see that. It merely wasn’t adequate”, Schmidt mentioned on Wednesday after PSV’s 1-3 defeat towards AZ.
That loss was definitely not an remoted match, as a result of the final time PSV gained an Eredivisie prime match was in December 2018, when AZ was defeated 3-1. Since then, ten duels with Ajax, AZ and Feyenoord adopted through which PSV couldn’t win (see field).
Schmidt solely skilled the final two prime gamers from PSV. “I can not say something about these different eight video games,” mentioned the German coach. “In regards to the final two, sure. Sunday towards Ajax was a balanced match. We may have gained and we may have misplaced, it was a draw and I assumed that was a good outcome.”
Schmidt thought it was a unique story towards AZ. “The main points made the distinction. We had not given away an opportunity till AZ received a penalty very unnecessarily,” the coach referred to the silly foul of PSV keeper Yvon Mvogo on AZ striker Myron Boadu.
“Then AZ made one other fluke from a nook. These two moments determined the sport. We did all the pieces we may to show it round after the break, however we had been simply not adequate.”
PSV hardly created any alternatives itself. Nonetheless, Schmidt didn’t assume his group had performed badly. “No, I actually do not agree with that. I assumed we began effectively. However if you wish to create probabilities towards a very good group like AZ, it’s a must to be affected person and put them beneath strain and allow them to run. We did that properly. till that pointless penalty got here out of nowhere, that modified the sport. “
Schmidt nonetheless needed to admit that his group had introduced too little within the residence sport. “You must present your qualities in toppers and we’ve not achieved sufficient.”
“Within the subsequent prime match all the pieces must be higher”, mentioned the PSV coach. “With and with out the ball, we’ve to be on the prime stage. We’ve to maneuver the sport higher and the counterpressing must be higher. That was not the case towards AZ and that’s the reason we misplaced. “
PSV will quickly have a number of alternatives to finish the unhealthy sequence in prime duels. On the finish of this month, the subsequent prime match towards Feyenoord (away) is on this system. In February PSV will tackle Ajax (at residence) and in March duels with Feyenoord (residence) and AZ (away) will comply with.