Sam Lammers again made his mark, scoring a goal from the penalty spot. Last weekend, he converted a spot kick to put PSV ahead, and he repeated this feat when he stepped up to score another goal from the spot, sending the Vitesse goalkeeper the wrong way. “This one was better than last week”, he said, smiling brightly after the game.
“I chose the right corner this time”, explained Lammers, referring to penalty he took last week, when the ball somehow crossed the line at the keeper’s left side. “This penalty was OK. It was not the best of penalties but I struck it well, leaving the keeper with no chance. He chose the wrong corner, which made it easy for me.”
PSV faced a tall task when they were a goal down in the GelreDome on Sunday afternoon. “But we showed great character to come back. We were soon back on level terms and scored what proved to be the winning goal just a few minutes later”, said Lammers. The striker count not account for the fact that PSV did not perform to their very best. “We put in a poor display in the wake of two good games. The pitch was not in perfect condition, but that should not serve as an excuse. We bravely held on for a win in the nervy closing stages. and gave everything to bag the three points. And now it is time for us to start the Carnival celebrations”, concluded Lammers.
A hard-fought win
PSV interim head coach Ernest Faber admitted that PSV had earned only a hard-fought win. “We worked hard but were not comfortable on the ball today, but at the end of the day we are happy to have taken all three points. We needed too much time to build up our attacks. We must improve on that.” Faber also conceded that some of the referee’s decisions did not go against PSV. “We got two VAR decisions that went our way.”