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Hiddink: "ADO are a stubborn team" (PSV.nl)

11 mrt 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV will by no means underestimate ADO Den Haag on Sunday afternoon in the Eindhoven Philips stadium. " It will take a lot of energy to play that game."Hiddink: "Any game after last Wednesday night’s clash would have been a tough one. We' ll certainly not make the mistake of underestimating out opponent. ADO have gained more 'power and body' the past few weeks. They are a stubborn side, but we are eager to carry on and I don’t want my players to take their feet off the pedals." PSV have not come through the Champions League tie entirely unscathed. The game was very demanding from a physical point of view. "We'll find out tomorrow. Farfán has been the victim of an atrocious tackle and Johann Vogel and Phillip Cocu are doubtful." The PSV squad were given the Thursday afternoon off and they did not have their post-match cooling-down training session until Friday morning. Another training session is scheduled on Saturday. Some players will face a late fitness test. André Ooijer serves a one-match ban and is consequently not available for the ADO Den Haag game. During his pre-match press briefing Guus Hiddink also gave his views on the new date for the FC Groningen fixture, which is now scheduled on Thursday 17 May, very close to the crucial domestic league clash, away against Ajax on Sunday 20 March."Well, anything is possible, but it would have been nice to have one more day to prepare for the crucial game. I am not impressed by the casual way the Dutch Football Association has arranged that date. Just because the riot police have an exercise in Groningen on Wednesday night, we must play on Thursday night. And we all know that playing an away game in Groningen is physically demanding."Provisional squad for the ADO Den Haag game:Goalkeepers: Gomes, Zoetebier.Defenders: Lee, Alex, Bouma, Addo, Bøgelund.Midfielders: Van Bommel, Cocu, Van der Schaaf, Vogel, Lucius, De Jong.Forwards: Park, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Beasley, Farfán, Robert and Sibon.