PLIC | 'Every confidence that we will take home that cup for the second time'

PLIC | 'Every confidence that we will take home that cup for the second time'
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Young PSV will be in the final of the Premier League International Cup for the second time in a row on Wednesday night. Just like last year, Crystal Palace U21 is the opponent. The game can be followed live on PSV's YouTube channel.

Compared to last season, this time there is more information about the English opponent. "We have a good view of Crystal Palace. They play in a 5-2-3 formation. Their strikers play very close together. The outfielders drop back a lot, in order to create a majority in midfield. In that, we have to stand our ground," trainer Wil Boessen.

According to Wil, this shows once again that participation in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie is an advantage. "The system they play in, we have also hit them a number of times in the league. We know what we have to do. We are well prepared, but also this final will be decided on individual actions. We are confident that we will take that cup back to Eindhoven for the second time."

There is no lack of self-confidence at Young PSV, despite the stakes of the game and possible title pressure. "You notice, just like last year, that we travel to England full of confidence. In one way or another it is different against peers than matches in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie. In addition, we are making great strides in the development of the boys."

Translating one's own identity is also the common thread in London. "We want to play with the PSV vision, because you have to be consistent in all matches. That's why we never make concessions. Even in finals you have to play your own game, knowing that the opponents also have quality. It is important to guard your own identity and have confidence in what you are going to do and have always done."

For the Head Coach, it will be his last game as head coach of the Promises. However, he is fully focused on winning the PLIC final. "It's not about me, it's about the players. They have to show it. In the end, it's a prize and if you end a season with that, that's always good."

Click here for the live stream of Cystal Palace U21 - Young PSV.