Both PSV interim head coach Ernest Faber and captain Denzel Dumfries felt that PSV’s 1-1 draw with Feyenoord was probably a fair result. “We obviously looked to grab a win, but at the end of the day we must be happy to share the spoils”, they said, speaking after the game.
Faber: ‘A fair reflection of the game’
Faber thought PSV could have won the game, but admitted that a 1-1 draw was a fair reflexion of the game. “We were not comfortable on the ball but still managed to create a number of good chances”, he said, in the pressroom of the Philips Stadion. PSV scored an equaliser straight after the break and the home fans felt that their team would comfortably win the game, but Faber thought it could have gone either way. “A lot of things went wrong and an exciting game with plenty of it end-to-stuff could also have ended in 4-4 draw. But in the end we must we satisfied with a point.”
Dumfries: ‘No handball’
Denzel Dumfries was prepared to work his socks off for PSV, regularly joining the attack, as always, but the right back was made to attend his defensive duties as well. He was the subject of much debate midway the second half for an alleged handball when he cleared a corner. “I thought the ball touched my head”, explained Dumfries. “I actually felt two things, as Eric Botteghin hit my head with his hand.” The Brazilian centre back had put Feyenoord ahead, heading home from a corner. “It was a thrilling game”, continued Dumfries. “We were sloppy in possession and I don’t think we deserved a win today. We felt we could have bagged all three points but it was not to be.” PSV are still fourth in the Eredivisie table, one point below third-placed Feyenoord, who have a game in hand. “We will carry on and try to finish as high up on the table as possible”, concluded Dumfries.