Phillip Cocu addressed the media on Friday afternoon ahead of his side’s visit to Dutch icon Het Kasteel to take on Sparta Rotterdam.
PSV head coach first of all provided an injury update, confirming that captain Marco van Ginkel is also unavailable for Saturday’s clash with Sparta Rotterdam. “He is making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury but tomorrow’s game comes too early for him and we are taking no risks with his recovery. Other than that, we have a fully-fit squad “
Cocu then had his say on PSV’s next opponents and Dick Advocaat, who was recently named head coach at Sparta Rotterdam. Cocu told the media he is very much looking forward to meeting his old coach,. “It is very nice to meet again. I know Dick Advocaat as a player and as a coach. He is crazy about football. We are anticipating a high-intensity performance against Sparta. They need to gain points to avoid relegation and will fight for every inch. We know we have got a battle on our hands.”
‘Winning all three points is all that matters’
Cocu insisted that only a win against Sparta Rotterdam matters. “We always go out to play some good and attractive football. At some games we are better than at other games, but winning all three points is all that matters.”