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Vergoossen pleased with results, but tempers expectations. (

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Sef Vergoossen got off to the best possible start in his first official match in charge at PSV. The new PSV caretaker coach refused to be carried away, though, and at the post-match press conference he tempered high expectations, explaining that his players had sometimes made the wrong choices on the field, resulting into a thrilling contest until the final whistle.

'We ended a hectic week in style. I may have given my players too many tactical instructions. After a tentative ten-minute opening, we started to dominate, but I don't think we had put in a particularly convincing display up till then. But when Feyenoord were reduced to ten men, we were given more space. In attack, the players took the wrong decisions and with only a one-goal margin Feyenoord felt they still could restore parity and so it was a thrilling contest until the final whistle. And I think we were not lucky enough to score a second goal. I am pleased to claim all three points. We fully deserved our win, but some things went wrong that should not have gone wrong', concluded Vergoossen, who praised his players for their stamina and team spirit.
'I think we have been dominating the game completely. We outclassed Feyenoord and should have beaten them 3-0', said Ibrahim Afellay, who put in a Man-of-the-Match performance. 'We played some great football in the first half and created many chances after the break. We lacked cutting edge, but we have achieved a great result here, while we expected a stern test at the Rotterdam Kuip. We still have a long way to go, but this is a good start. Ever since he arrived here, Vergoossen has succeeded in putting across his ideas' said Afellay.
Feyenoord coach Bert van Marwijk thought his team had deservedly slipped to defeat. 'I can't possibly blame my players for a lack of commitment. They gave their all, but I think we should have involved Van Bronckhorst more, when building up our attacks. PSV showed more maturity and should have been awarded a penalty straight after the restart. We are left with feelings of disappointment.'