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PSV are in England for a five-day training camp in England and four new signings have also made the trip: Oscar Moens, Jelle de Bock, Manuel da Costa and Carlos Salcido. will introduce them to you this week. Goalkeeper Moens is first. Moens was the first signing during the transfer window. The new standby goalie was quite willing to answer a few questions during the three-hour trip by coach from Stoke-on-Trent to Newcastle this Wednesday morning. 33-year-old Moens replaces Edwin Zoetebier, who made a move to Breda after he spent two seasons in Eindhoven. Moens is reunited with goalkeeping coach Joop Hiele, whom he met fifteen years ago. “As a seventeen-year lad I was second choice at SVV and Joop was regular goalkeeper at that time. It is nice that he has been working here for so many years. My first impression is that he has not changed much. It sometimes worries me, when I realise how time flies. I met him in 1991. It’s hard to judge his coaching capacities as a goalkeeping trainer. We started training only a few weeks ago. But I like it here. We train hard and the atmosphere at the training sessions is terrific.”Moens is impressed by his colleague Heurelho Gomes, the darling of the crowd. “He is awesome. He has such a commanding presence in the box. He’s a truly incredible goalkeeper: tall and agile and he comfortably catches high crosses. The defenders can always rely on him. When we played Stoke City last night, he plucked all the balls coolly out of the air. I don’t know any other goalkeeper in Europe who can do that as well as he can. And he is a great and easy-going guy.”Moens is pleased with the progress he made during his first few weeks in the service of PSV. “I was between the posts for forty-five minutes in four friendlies. We are not doing badly at all. We are building a team and I try to be of added value. I am looking forward to the next season, the Champions League ties and the home games in the Philips Stadium. It is a wonderful stadium and the fans behind the goals support PSV tremendously. I did not like making the trip to Eindhoven, but now that I am a PSV player, I think it’s great. I will rise to the occasion, when they need me.”We will introduce the Belgian defender Jelle de Bock tomorrow.