PSV head coach Mark van Bommel was pleased with a solid first-half performance but far from satisfied with his side’s second-half performance despite a 3-1 win over FC Groningen.
Dominant in first half
“We were dominant in the first half and put in a fine display. We were fully focused, dominated possession and played some good football”, said Van Bommel, speaking after the game. PSV’s head coach, though, criticised a sloppy second-half display when PSV were forced to cling on to a narrow lead. “We frequently lost possession and made it hard for ourselves. Ramon Lundqvist pulled a goal back, but we scored a late goal to put the result beyond doubt. I am happy to have bagged all three points.”
Pablo Rosario may have silenced some critics after opening the scoring for PSV but PSV’s captain was not too impressed. “I think I was rightly being criticised for a poor start to the season. But you must always carry on with your head held high and try and improve your game.” Van Bommel insists his players should always go on undisturbed. “When you play abroad, it is far worse. The newspapers have to create content to fill all these pages.”