Faber: “Take each game as it comes”

Faber: “Take each game as it comes”

Ernst Faber spoke to the press ahead of Sunday’s trip to VVV-Venlo. PSV’s head interim coach admitted that he is not concerned about his side’s position in the table. “We take each game as it comes and want to fight for all the games we have in front of us, but our first priority is a win on Sunday.”

Sam Lammers  
Faber kept the media up to date with the latest injury and suspension news. “Donyell Malen is out for the rest of the season and Kosta Mitroglou trained separate to the group, but other than that we have a fully-fit squad to select from. Sam Lammers was sharp and fit in training but Sunday’s match may come too early for him. He impressed in training but we’d rather not take any unnecessary steps and will first consult the medical staff.”

Starting line-up
Faber did not disclose his starting XI yet. “I will first inform the players”, said Faber, who insisted that no player in the PSV squad is guaranteed a place in the starting line-up. “There is only room for eleven and it means some players will be disappointed, but that’s part of my job. The players should never give up the struggle.”

Jeroen Zoet
Jeroen Zoet will not be PSV’s man between the sticks the next six months. He has joined FC Utrecht on loan and is set to make his debut tonight. “We talked things over during the training camp and he wanted to be assured of playing time, ahead of the Euro 2020. We were willing to co-operate with him.”

Strengthen the squad
Faber would like to bolster his defensive options with the signing of a left-back. “The new player would provide further competition in the left-back position”, said Faber, who can rely on the advices of Guus Hiddink who has returned to PSV to act as an advisor to PSV’s interim head coach. “Guus acts as a sounding board, which is great for the entire club. He has a chat with the players and knows from experience how to blend different cultures. He will share his experiences with me and the coaching staff.”