Four days before the important match against Benfica Lisbon in the Champions League playoffs, PSV Eindhoven defeated the Hercules 0: 2 away in the opening round of the league and recorded a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Yesterday’s game was PSV’s third in seven days and coach Roger Schmidt decided to keep his key players and give them a break ahead of the fateful match in Portugal, with names like Mario Getza, Eran Zehavi and Cody Gakpo sitting in the second half.
Zahavi, who came off the bench in the 59th minute, looked a little frustrated after failing to find the net for the fifth game in a row, since that hat.trick against Glatsray, and he hopes to break the drought in Lisbon.
“It was an opportunity to let fresh players play. We have played a lot in the last few weeks and I have to take care of my players. We also need players who play less, it is important that they are in pace,” he explained. Schmidt–
Schmidt Asked if PSV will strengthen in the time left until the window closes he replied: “I can not be very open about our thoughts and desires, because things can change in the next two weeks. I am currently satisfied with my staff, but we are at the beginning of a long season and we must prepare accordingly. “.
Who will of course not be available for Schmidt in Lisbon is captain Denzel Dempries, who left the club after three years and was sold to Italian champions Inter for about 20 million euros, four times the amount he was bought.
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. Rik Elfrink (Rik Elfrink) August 14, 2021