Van Bommel proud of PSV’s Netherlands debutants

Van Bommel proud of PSV’s Netherlands debutants

Mark van Bommel looked ahead to Saturday’s clash against VVV-Venlo during his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon. PSV’s head coach admitted he was a proud manager now that three PSV players, Steven Bergwijn, Pablo Rosario and Denzel Dumfries, have received a call-up to the Netherlands squad for the first time. “It’s great news!”

Van Bommel himself made his debut for the Oranje in 2000 and can vividly remember the first appearance he made for the national team. “I cherish the memory and hope that Bergwijn, Rosario and Dumfries will be handed their debut. Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman called me yesterday to tell me the good news. I was delighted to hear that they would receive their maiden call-up. They have been in fine form for several weeks and it’s great for them and the club they have received a call-up.”’

Look back at Inter game
Van Bommel briefly looked back at the midweek game at home to Inter. “It’s easier to accept defeat when you have been torn to pieces and rightly deserved to lose, but we put in a fine display and we feel the referee made the wrong decision, which proved to be crucial. Leading 1-0 against a ten-man Inter side would have made a huge difference. We are no robots and needed at least one day to come to terms but now the focus is on the next game. Saturday is another day.”

Compliments for VVV-Venlo
VVV-Venlo are currently lying in sixth spot in the Dutch top flight. in the Eredivisie table. Van Bommel paid Saturday’s opponents a compliment with their fine displays. “Their man coach, Maurice Steijn, takes charge of a team of which the players that fight for each other. They are physically strong and concede few goals. They are a solid team.”

Van Bommel singled out Steven Bergwijn for praise. “Steven has made huge progress. It’s very impressive to see how he has developed into a quality player the past two to three months. I am a big fan of Stevie.”