PSV head coach Phillip Cocu could not hide his joy after his side had snatched a late 1-0 win at the GelreDome in Arnhem. “We were lucky to beat Vitesse”, admitted Cocu at the post-match conference. “It feels very good to win here, ahead of Tuesday’s crucial game”, said Cocu, referring to the UEFA Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow on matchday six.
Phillip Cocu´s post-match reaction
Cocu started well in Arnhem against Vitesse, thought Cocu. “We pressed high up the pitch but could not continue to dominate after fifteen minutes”, admitted Cocu, who saw his team allow Vitesse to get into the game. “We only took control again in the closing stages of the first period, but failed to make the final pass count. It was an open game, with chances on either side after the break”, said Cocu. “I knew the team that would make the breakthrough first would win the game. Vitesse had the best chances but didn’t take them and they were made to rue when we managed to score a late winner. We kept on fighting and were lucky to beat Vitesse, but it feels very good to win here, ahead of Tuesday’s game”.
Peter Bosz´s post-match reaction
Vitesse boss Peter Bosz shared Phillip Cocu´s views to a large extent, but thought his team had deserved to win the game. “We were slow to get going, but gradually seized the initiative and we were also in control in the second half”, said Bosz, who conceded that in the end winning is all that matters. “We should have scored but we didn’t and PSV did manage to find the back of the net. Losing the game in the last minute hurts. I had hoped we would bag all three points but, having said that, I also feel proud of my team’s display”, concluded Bosz.