The PSV'ers still slept badly on Wednesday from the narrow 2-1 defeat against FC Barcelona in the Champions League, but the button has been converted and the sights are on the top match against Feyenoord in De Kuip.
“We play a lot of matches, so you have to go through”, says PSV coach Mark van Bommel at the press conference. “It does not matter that we now meet Feyenoord.”
It is no problem for the coach that his team is playing a top match after a tough Champions League match. “After the last match against Barcelona we played against Ajax”, he refers to PSV's 3-0 win in September at the club from Amsterdam.
Van Bommel often played in De Kuip (“I always loved it”), but there is such a thing as 'Kuip-vrees'. The feeling that the immense stadium is crippling.
The trainer thinks his team should remain unperturbed. “Whether you're welcomed with flowers or throwing eggs to the bus, you just have to go for it.”