“We should have put the game to bed”

“We should have put the game to bed”

In spite of salvaging one point after scoring a late equaliser for PSV, Denzel Dumfries was disappointed with the result in PSV’s first competitive match after the winter break. The right back bemoaned his side’s inability to kill off the game after the 1-1 draw with VVV-Venlo.

‘Should have put the game to bed”
“We always fight till the final whistle”, said Dumfries looking hardly pleased with his goal. “We made it hard for ourselves. We should have put the game to bed in the first half. We created a lot of chances but failed to take them.”, said Dumfries, after the game, .

Familiar patterns
PSV interim head coach Ernest Faber shared his captain’s post-match analysis. “I saw some familiar patterns emerging again. We created as many as nine good chances but failed to convert them into goals. We were sloppy after the break and did not stick to the game plan. We have to make some steps. We started brightly, though. It is a shame we could have won by a large margin and should be happy at the end of the day to snatch a late draw”, said Faber.

‘Created a hatful of chances’
Lars Unnerstall returned to familiar ground and would have liked to leave Venlo having bagged the three points. “I think we could have taken a 4-0 lead at half-time. We created a hatful of chances and defended stoutly”. On the penalty: “I chose the right corner and I was close but unfortunately could not save Opoku’s spot kick.”.