The PSV players were very annoyed by the behavior of the players of Granada on Thursday. The Eindhoven team was provoked especially after the break and lost the Europa League match in the Philips Stadium with 1-2.
‘It didn’t make me happy’
The Granada players angered PSV by sometimes going theatrically to the ground in the second half. The Spaniards succeeded in their mission to disrupt the game of the home team, as they turned a 1-0 deficit into a victory.
“They were a bit smarter in certain situations by lying down while sometimes nothing was wrong. In the first half we dealt with that well, in the second half it became more difficult”, PSV captain Denzel Dumfries said. RTL 7.
“We knew how they would play. At one point I also started to get a little annoyed by the referee, although it is no excuse. We should have been smarter.”
Mario Götze, who scored the PSV goal and was replaced at half time due to minor physical complaints, also had reservations about the approach to Granada. “Let’s just say it was special sometimes what they did. It shouldn’t matter, but it was annoying at times,” he said.
The Granada players sometimes went to the ground theatrically. (Photo: ANP)
PSV striker Donyell Malen also got quite irritated in the second half. He felt that his team should have continued where it left off in the first half.
“Then we played football well and we took them out of their game. In the second half, Granada turned it into a fight and we went into it too much. That’s a shame. Let’s not say anything else about it. glad of it. “
The result against Granada means that PSV is the only one still winless in group E of the Europa League. The other group match was between PAOK and Omonia Nicosia and ended in 1-1.
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