After a very difficult series of losses, PSV rebounded with a 2-0 victory over ADO Den Haag. It was by no-means a brilliant victory but after demoralizing losses it was an important statement. Additionally Hubb Stevens switch-up of the lineup was an important statement that positions are earned and not a given. While that shouldn't be the case for professionals much less defending champions, it was an intelligent managerial approach.
After the match, Hubb Stevens commented:
“I feel my side deserved to win the match."
"I am happy with the three points but I realise we did not put in a particularly sparkling performance. There is still ample room for improvement and we will keep working hard to make progress.”
ADO Den Haag manager André Wetzel rightfully noted his support:
“We went into the game with the intention to give our all. We wanted to put pressure on their defence and that’s what we did. I am proud of my players.”
PSV returns to play against Willem II Tilburg this Saturday.
Simons,Zonneveld (Pieters 46'),Eric Addo,Marcellis
Lazovic (Koevermans 87'),Afellay (Nijland 90'),Dzsudzsák
ADO Den Haag
Bosschaart,Ammi,Horváth (Teixeira 46'),Rankovic
Knopper,Verhoek,Schwiebbe (Meric 69'),Immers,Resodihardjo (De Geer 46')