PSV licked their wounds after the frustrating 2-2 draw at FC Twente, which put an end to their title hopes. Head coach Phillip Cocu did not beat about the bush: “We won’t be crowned champions at the end of the season. Somehow we hope to secure a second-place finish but it is not in our hands”, said Cocu, who added that the players will give their all on Sunday to claim all three points.
A tough Friday
Cocu admitted that it had been a tough Friday for his first-team squad and the coaching staff. “We obviously had a pretty tough day after last night’s disappointing result. We watched the game again, which was hard but you have to do so in order to learn from your mistakes but also to take the positives from the game to the next one.”
PSV face Willem II on Sunday. “It will be hard for us to show composure but I am confident the players will do their utmost to win the game. We hope we still have a chance of a second-place finish. PSV want to play Champions League football.”
Cocu hopes the fans will be behind the team. “We will do anything to get the crowd behind us and return to winning ways. Their support will give us a terrific boost and that’s what every player wants”, said Cocu at his weekly press briefing at De Herdgang training facilities.