Cocu expects ‘great winner’ against Everton
Phillip Cocu is looking forward to the top match of Sunday against Feyenoord. The trainer of PSV expect an exciting match between two equal teams. Just like Cocu is Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst is full of confidence.
“We are allowed Sunday a contest at the high level expected”, said Cocu Friday at a press conference. “There will be two teams in the field are that many avoid. That makes it in advance a great topper.”
In the Philips Stadium the still flawless lead (Feyenoord) and the number two (PSV) of the Premier league against each other. The difference between the two clubs is two points after five matches.
Cocu is impressed by the performance of the city’s inhabitants, so far this season. “You can’t say that we are beyond Feyenoord. Feyenoord is doing very well.”
“And I said at the beginning of the season already indicated that I expect that they together with us and Ajax for the title fight. That they confirm, also European.”
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Cocu referring to the 1-0 victory of Feyenoord at Manchester United Thursday evening in the Europa League. PSV made Tuesday a good impression in the Champions League, but the champion lost at home with 1-0 Atletico Madrid.
Despite that defeat gets Cocu especially positive points from the match. “Confidence in ourselves is great. We have shown that we can compete with the Champions League finalist last year.”
The trainer must be Sunday without the injured Jürgen Locadia. He would not say whether mercenary Siem de Jong for the first time at the clash. The old-following his departure to chelsea is a Friday in each case, first in action with Jong PSV against FC Dordrecht. “It is not excluded that on Sunday he sitting on the bench,” says Cocu.
In Rotterdam, looked at Van Bronckhorst during a press conference once back on the performance of the Team against United. “The bekerwinst last year was my highlight as coach of Feyenoord, but this was also beautiful. It is a confirmation that we are on the right track,” said the 41-year-old Dutchman.
“Of course, there was euphoria, but I think the team is ready for PSV”, he is full of confidence about the match of Sunday in Eindhoven. I see a group that is already focused on Sunday.”
Van Bronckhorst has yet to wait and see if he Sunday again about the same players. “I can’t say yet whether we are unscathed from the battle. We have no serious physical damage, but of course, fatigue. We still have two days to recover.”
Eljero Elia will in any case not available at Feyenoord. The attacker is struggling with an injury to his shoulder and is still some time off.
The kick-off of PSV-Feyenoord on Sunday at 14.30. Kevin Blom is the referee.
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