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Koeman slightly worried about his players’ physical complaints (PSV.nl)

4 mrt 2007 - Source: PSV.nl

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Ronald Koeman blamed the busy fixture list for his side’s poor performance. “What slightly worries me is that some of our players suffer from physical complaints. We should have been cleverer footballwise at times tonight,” said the PSV head coach at the post-match press conference.
Koeman was content with PSV’s electric start and Jefferson Farfán’s opener. “We doubled the advantage from another set piece on twenty minutes. We defended well, but were sloppy at times during the second period, for which the physical problems some players are suffering from should be blamed. What also worries is me is that we should have been cleverer footballwise. We frequently lost possession, for which we were not punished tonight, but we will have to improve on that next Wednesday. We will only be able to pull off a result, if we are in perfect physical condition.” Jan Kromkamp was taken off after he had sustained a hamstring injury. A scan taken at hospital on Sunday will reveal the exact nature of his injury.
“We knew that PSV play a crucial game against Arsenal and we hoped to take advantage of that”, started Mark Wotte his analysis of the game. “But PSV wanted to bounce back from their 3-0 cup defeat. We hoped to hold out the first thirty minutes, but were unable to do so. We tried to reduce the deficit after the break, when we enjoyed plenty of possession and controlled the game, PSV were obviously content with the 2-0 lead, as they were looking ahead to Wednesday’s crucial UEFA Champions League tie. It would have been a more entertaining game, if we had made it 2-1.”

Characteristics

PSV
  • Ronald Waterreus
  • Andr Ooijer
  • Young-pyo Lee
  • Wilfred Bouma
  • Mark van Bommel
  • Ji-sung Park
  • Mateja Kezman
  • Arjen Robben (83. John de Jong)
  • Remco van der Schaaf (46. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink)
  • Dennis Rommedahl
  • Jurgen Colin
AS Monaco
  • Flavio Roma
  • Patrice Evra
  • Lucas Bernardi
  • Ludovic Giuly (86. Shedi Adebayor)
  • Fernando Morientes
  • Edouard Ciss (72. Jaroslav Plasil)
  • Akis Zikos
  • Sbastien Squillaci
  • Jrme Rothen (89. Dado Prso)
  • Julien Rodriguez
  • Gal Givet
 

Arbiter

  • Stephen Graham Bennett (Engeland)

Spectators

  • 23.000

Yellow card(s)

  • Van der Schaaf, Park (PSV), Rodriguez, Ciss, Rothen, Plasil (AS Monaco)

Score

  • 0-1 Morientes (31.)
    0-2 Ciss (55.)
    1-2 Bouma (64.)