Speaking after the 2-2 draw with sc Heerenveen, Luuk de Jong said the dismissal of Hirving Lozano tipped the balance of the match sc Heerenveen’s way. The Mexican was shown a straight red card by referee Dennis Higler after appearing to elbow Lucas Woudenberg. “The red card was the turning point of the game.”
Cocu upset by two points dropped
PSV’s captain was a picture of frustration. “sc Heerenveen reduced the deficit eleven minutes after the break due to some sloppy defending”, said de Jong and head coach Phillip Cocu shared his view. “I feel upset by two points dropped. We were in control until the referee brandished that red card. Lozano feels shattered. He was held by his marker and tried to shake him off. Higler deemed it was deliberate, but I am not going to comment on the referee’s decision. We were reduced to ten men for 45 minutes and tried to hold on for a win but it was not to be. Luck was not on our side tonight. We will now start preparing for the clash with Feyenoord", said Cocu. PSV will return to Eredivisie action in the Rotterdam Kuip on Sunday. February 25.