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Ronald Koeman: "a great result" (PSV.nl)

22 okt 2006 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV coach Ronald Koeman was obviously delighted with the 3-1 win over AZ. "Not many teams will have taken a 3-0 lead over AZ in Alkmaar at half time”, he announced at the post-match press conference. His AZ colleague Louis van Gaal stated that his team had lacked tactical discipline. "Great goals"In accordance with Koeman’s match plan, PSV played three defenders and Jan Kromkamp was to move forward to midfield when PSV enjoyed possession. "We wanted to put pressure on AZ’s heart of defence. After we had scored an early opening goal, we felt confident and when we netted a second and a third goal on the stroke of half time, we knew we had done a great job. Not many teams will have taken a 3-0 lead over AZ in Alkmaar at half time. We were not sharp enough at times after the interval, but we threatened and often enjoyed possession of the ball. Overall, I think we were the better side and pulled off a great result”, remarked Koeman at the post-match press conference in the DSB Stadium.Tactical discipline"I had emphatically told my players to show tactical discipline", started Louis van Gaal his analysis of the game. "When you meet a quality side like PSV, you need to show tactical discipline for the full 90 minutes and we have not been able to do so. We conceded two goals in just one minute and then we knew they had killed off the game. I told my players during half time that they had played some decent football, but they were trailing 3-0 all he same. I was pleased with their first-half performance and did not make any changes. But after the break the game developed into a practise game. We put some pressure on PSV, scored a goal and created two great opportunities. We could have turned the game upside down, but it was not to be." Joey DidulicaAZ goal Joey Didulica had been unconscious for a while, after he had collided with Jason Culina. The ball hit his lower jaw, which, doctors claimed, felt like an uppercut. The unfortunate goalkeeper, who is close friends with Culina, has most likely suffered concussion and will be sidelined for some time.