Denzel Dumfries accompanied head coach Mark van Bommel at the press conference to preview Thursday’s clash with FK Haugesund. The right back was asked what he knew of the Norwegian club.
‘’To be honest, I don’t follow the Norwegian league that well but we have looked at the footage of our opponent and have prepared ourselves as we do for every game. We face a stern test: after all FK Haugesund have reached the third qualifying round.”
There is no lack of motivation in the team at all, said Dumfries. “Our Champions League exit hurt but we have to use it as motivation and fully focus on the Europa League campaign.”
PSV face a hectic schedule with a game every three or four days. The defender is relishing the challenge. ”We like to play as many games as possible. We must be sharp and alert from start to finish.
Focus on our own game
''We are a good team to work with and focus on our own game. We treat opponents with due respect at all times”, concluded Dumfries.