Denzel Dumfries was happy with the 2-0 victory against Fortuna Sittard but critical of the performance. “We started well but soon lost control of the game. Nothing to write home about”, he told the media after the match.
PSV’s captain saw Donyell Malen score an early opening goal but admitted his team then lost control of the game. “We got off to a bright start, won second balls and created chances but gradually failed to control the first half”, said Dumfries. “I felt we were fairly fatigued at the end”, said PSV’s captain, referring to Thursday’s game in Norway. “But we can’t let it happen.”
Jordan Teze also gave his reaction to the game. “We were always just a step behind and it should not happen”, said the 21-old-defender who featured in almost all of PSV’s matches this season so far and maintained a consistent level of high performance. “I think I’m making progress but must keep on developing my footballing skills. I am happy to be given playing time at the top level.”
Schmidt: satisfied with the result after some tough weeks
Head coach Roger Schmidt was satisfied with the three points. “It’s been a tough game for us”, he said, referring to last week’s hectic schedule. “We played three away games and made two flights, which has taken much effort and energy. All credits to the lads who managed to work hard to secure a 2-0 win. We cannot yet play the kind of football I fancy every three days. I liked our style of play in Trondheim, both in a technical and tactical way. But we all know we cannot maintain that high level at each and every game and then it is up to us to snatch a win.”