Negative emotions will not make you play better. Positive thinking is the key to success. That is the message that PSV interim coach Ernest Faber has conveyed to his players, ahead of the final match in 2019, at home to PEC Zwolle on Saturday.
Positive thinking is key
Faber, who is from Eindhoven, will be in charge of PSV as interim coach for the first time in a home game. PSV obviously want to end the year on a high note, but they know it will not be a walkover, following Wednesday’s narrow win after extra time against GVVV. Positive thinking is the key to success, insisted Faber. He told the players after the poor midweek performance and he reiterated it today at the press briefing.
A positive attitude
“There’s no other option”, said Faber. “We should not be involved in the blame game. We must work together well to improve the team performance. Support one another and carry a positive attitude.” Faber has seen his advice worked out well in training. “The lads must motivate and inspire each other. In the end, it’s up to the players. Together with the fans, we want to end 2019 on a high note.”
The PSV squad will enjoy a short Christmas break and report back for duty and start preparing for the second half of the season on 4 January. “We go out on Saturday, looking for a win, before we will evaluate our season so far and start again”, said Faber. He will be assisted by Guus Hiddink, who returns to PSV to act as a sounding board for the new technical staff.
Hendrix is fit and available for selection
Jorrit Hendrix has returned to full training. The midfielder is fit and available for selection. . Kosta Mitroglou, Érick Gutiérrez, Michal Sadílek, Donyell Malen and Ryan Thomas are not match fit, while Denzel Dumfries is suspended.