PSV head coach Phillip Cocu was happy that his side had rounded up the month of September in style, collecting a 4-0 victory over Willem II on Saturday night. “Three wins in our last three games”, he said, referring to the 1-0 win over Feyenoord, the 7-1 thrashing of FC Utrecht and the win over Willem II. “This is a good feeling”, he said, speaking to the media after the game.
But Cocu was also critical of his side. PSV’s head coach was far from pleased in particular with the first-half performance. “I think we lost possession of the ball thirty times and we played a slow tempo, without creating any chances of note. It’s a shame it was another game of two different halves. We put in a solid second-half display. We upped a gear and our movement off the ball improved greatly. We now managed to kill off the game in fifteen minutes.”
‘A good result at the end of the day’
PSV captain Marco van Ginkel also thought his side had put in a poor first-half display but was happy with the result. “We wanted to play a high-tempo game of football but sometimes things don’t work out that way, We moved the ball around with more speed and precision and our finishing was clinical. So it was a good result at the end of the day.”