“We did not lose the title here in Den Haag today, but our season is over anyway, with three games to go”. Davy Pröpper, who opened the scoring in PSV’s 1-1 draw at ADO Den Gaag, was not the only player who could not hide his disappointment when the final whistle had gone
After being crowned champions twice in a row, PSV look to finish the current season in third place, thinks Pröpper. If Ajax run out winners against sc Heerenveen on Sunday, they will have opened a six-point gap with PSV, one week before the two teams meet in the Philips Stadion. “We will try and please our fans with a fine display against Ajax, but I don’t expect there will much at stake for us, apart from pride”, said Davy Pröpper.
‘Sums up our season’
PSV head coach Phillip Cocu tried to explain why his team had to settle for a 1-1 draw rather than enjoy a 2-0 win. “We should definitely have killed off the game”, he said, referring to a number of goal scoring opportunities PSV had created in the second half. “ It actually sums up our season. We create plenty of chances, but do not pull the trigger. We started brightly and deservedly took the lead, but failed to double it. With a 1-0 score line, ADO Den Haag were still in the game. We are hugely disappointed”, concluded Phillip Cocu.