Advocaat eyes more success

A look ahead to this weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie as PSV prepare to visit Heerenveen.

Last Updated: 07/03/13 at 17:47 Post Comment

Dick Advocaat: Preparing for PSV's trip to Heerenveen

Dick Advocaat: Preparing for PSV's trip to Heerenveen

A look ahead to this weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie.

PSV Eindhoven coach Dick Advocaat is relieved his side have returned to winning ways in the Eredivisie ahead of this weekend's trip to Heerenveen.

After being beaten 2-1 at Feyenoord on February 24, table-toppers PSV got back on track in the league by defeating strugglers VVV-Venlo at home last Saturday.

Advocaat admits his team were "not in the best shape" as they registered a 2-0 victory against VVV, but was satisfied overall with a result secured by goals from Memphis Depay in the third minute and Mark van Bommel in the 90th.

Advocaat said: "You can not win every game with big numbers.

"We were not in the best shape, but you can not say that we did not want it enough. It was difficult.

"We started well. I had said that we had to make it 1-0 as soon as possible and that is what happened.

"You think your opponent will then come out of their cave, but they did not. VVV remained focused and defended sharply.

"We had control, and the longer it took, the more effective our football was.

"We just about deserved to win, partly because our organisation was good."

Going into Saturday's encounter with Heerenveen, PSV are two points clear of second-placed Ajax, who host PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Feyenoord, a point worse off than Ajax in third, also play on Sunday - travelling to Roda JC - as do fourth-placed Vitesse Arnhem.

Vitesse Arnhem, two points behind Feyenoord, are at fifth-placed FC Twente, who trail them by four points and have Alfred Schreuder in charge as caretaker boss following coach Steve McClaren's decision last week to resign amid growing unrest at the team's poor form.

Sunday's other match sees FC Utrecht entertain RKC Waalwijk.

The other games on Saturday are the relegation clash between rock-bottom Willem II and 17th-placed VVV in Tilburg, Heracles Almelo's home match against NEC Nijmegen and AZ Alkmaar's against ADO Den Haag.

FC Groningen and NAC Breda get the weekend's action under way by going head to head at Euroborg on Friday evening.


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