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PSV exclusively focus on the clash with NAC Breda. (

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While PSV are preparing for the visit to NAC Breda on Saturday night, PSV head coach Ronald Koeman admitted at the weekly media briefing that he still feels 'annoyed and upset' after PSV had been thrown out of the KNVB Cup for fielding an ineligible player, but added that what is done is done and that his players will now exclusively focus on the clash with NAC Breda.

Koeman hopes PSV will extend their unbeaten run and secure maximum points in Breda on Saturday night. He refused to elaborate on the administrative blunder because of which PSV have been thrown out of the KNVB Cup. 'We could talk about it for days, but what's done is done and we'd better focus on the match against NAC Breda. We admit it has been an enormous blunder and I still feel annoyed and upset. We would have liked to win the double. But however embarrassing the situation may be, we must now turn our attention to NAC, as we face a tough encounter in Breda', said Koeman, who emphasized that he cannot possibly blame Manuel da Costa for anything. The Portuguese defender was suspended for the match after receiving two yellow cards in last season's competition and should not have been playing.
Koeman also looked ahead at Saturday's match. 'NAC have the capacity to rise to the occasion, but if we continue to play high-tempo football, we will be able to pull off a fine result. NAC will put in an aggressive and spirited display and they will be supported by the vociferous home crowd, but I think we are ready to meet the challenge.' Koeman has made one change to the eighteen-man squad he named for Wednesday's cup tie: Otman Bakkal returns to the squad at the expense of Género Zeefuik. Aissati and Alcides are ruled out of Saturday's game, but may join their team mates on the trip to Milan. The PSV first-team squad will train at de Herdgang on Sunday, after which they will fly to Milan.