Denzel Dumfries was happy in his post-match interview, following a deserved 3-0 victory at PEC Zwolle. “At times you could see that we progress as a team”, said PSV’s captain in Zwolle. PSV had already taken a 3-0 lead at half-time, courtesy of goals from Cody Gakpo, Donyell Malen and debutant Mario Götze. The German needed just eight minutes to open the scoring for PSV. “I am happy with today’s result and my performance. And it was nice for me to get 67 minutes under my belt. And of course it always good to score a goal on your debut!”, said Götze, speaking to the press after the game.
‘Pleased Mario is a PSV player’
“Mario Götze is such a good football player”, said Dumfries when asked to comment on his team mate’s performance. “I returned to PSV two days ago after I had been away on international duty, but I am very pleased he is a PSV player.” After PSV had taken a 3-0 lead, the second half was not that significant any more. “Things didn’t go smoothly”, admitted Dumfries. “We wanted to score a few more goals, but lacked real desire. PEC Zwolle had a few chances to reduce the deficit and although we know we have a good goalkeeper, we should never let it happen.”
A lucky or intentional goal?
Götze was asked if his goal was a lucky or an intentional one. “Well, to be honest, a bit of both. I intercepted a backward pass and managed to score the opening goal. It feels good to be back in action, win games and score a goal. I am fit but need a few more games to be 100% match fit.“