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Guus Hiddink not quite content (PSV.nl)

20 feb 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV manager Guus Hiddink intimated at the post-match press conference that he felt like addressing his team during the second half, as "PSV seemed to be in a comatose-like condition".N.E.C. head coach Cees Lok felt that his team had lulled PSV asleep after the break. But when Hiddink was given an opportunity to have his say, he outclassed his colleague with his choice of words. "We were not lulled asleep; it looked like we were in coma. I really felt like making a speech and give them a piece of my mind. With due respect, you may be able to afford to play in such a lacklustre way against N.E.C., but you cannot possibly do so on the European stage. However, we came back into the game and comfortably put the result beyond the reach of N.E.C. later on in the second period." Lok had told his players that N.E.C. would not get many chances in Eindhoven, but yet he thought his team had started well. "We suffered a big blow, when they scored the second goal on the verge of half time. We staged a brave comeback after the break and managed to lull PSV asleep. My players believed in pulling off a fair result after all, but then we were caught napping ourselves, when they scored 3-1 and 4-1."Hiddink was asked why he had opted to bring on Sibon rather than Robert ten minutes from final time. "Robert is on his way, but we need more time and patience."Hiddink stills feels that PSV and AS Monaco are well-matched and he estimates the chances of winning Tuesday night's UEFA Champions clash at 'fifty-fifty'.