Mark van Bommel previewed the final match of the season, at home to Heracles Almelo on Wednesday evening, during a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon. PSV’s head coach also commented on transfer gossip.
Dutch national newspaper De Telegraaf suggested in today’s issue that Ajax are tracking down Steven Bergwijn and lining up a bid, but PSV have dismissed speculation linking him up with a possible move to Eredivisie rivals Ajax. Van Bommel: “We categorically deny speculation suggesting that Steven Bergwijn will return to Ajax. A transfer to a club abroad is an option but a transfer in the Netherlands is out of the question.”
‘Laughed off rumours’
“This is mere speculation”, continued Van Bommel. “There has been no bid and it takes two to tango. I spoke with Stevie this morning and we have laughed off these rumours, spread by a newspaper.”
‘End season on a high’
If you just read the screaming headlines, you could easily forget that there is still one match to be played. Van Bommel looks to end the season on a high. “We’ve prepared as we always do and our aim is to grab the three points. Whether we will help Luuk de Jong in his efforts to finish the season as the top scorer of the Dutch Eredivisie? It would be great if could take his goal scoring tally for the season to thirty, as it means we would have scored at least two goals.”
‘Something things have gone wrong’
“I could put up a nice story: we have amassed 80 points from 33 games, scored 95 goals and conceded 25, but I must admit that, going into the final day of the season, we know that we will not retain the title. We will not lift a trophy on the final day of the season. And if you don’t win a trophy, some things has gone wrong.”