Van Bommel happy with win after game with two halves

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Van Bommel happy with win after game with two halves

PSV v sc Heerenveen was, according to PSV head coach Mark van Bommel, ‘a game with two halves.’ Van Bommel was pleased with his players’ fighting spirit in the first half. “But after the break, we lost control of the game.”

Eight chances 
Speaking after the game, Van Bommel said: “We produced a fine first-half display and created some eight good chances but when we conceded a goal after the break, we lost control.”

“We survived a few scares
Van Bommel continued to explain why PSV were no longer the dominant side after sc Heerenveen had halved the deficit. “We could not find our rhythm anymore and survived a few scares. I issued tactical instructions but the lads failed to reach the high level of the first half.””

‘Don’t care too much’
Steven Bergwijn was sorely missed the past few games. The forward bagged a brace in the first half  but saw his team mates put on a less convincing second-half performance. “We lacked sharpness and did not press high on the pitch but actually we just don’t care too much as a win was all that mattered today.”

“Delighted to be back playing”
Bergwijn was taken off on the hour mark and fully understood his coach’s decision. “I have recovered from a hamstring injury but cannot play the full 90 minutes yet”, said Bergwijn who was happy he had been able to help his team mates. ”I am delighted to be back playing and scoring goals.”