His world goal is undoubtedly going over the world. Teun Koopmeiners remained sober after the winner at PSV (1-3). In his view, the three points were of greater importance than the magnificent chopping ball with which he scored PSV goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo.
“ You want to continue last seasons line, you want to hook up with the top places. Then you have to show it in this competition”, says the captain of the Alkmaarders after the important victory.
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AZ came loose against PSV after half an hour. Koopmeiners used a penalty kick and a little later was very attentive to a corner kick by Jesper Karlsson. “He invaded nicely”, smiled Koopmeiners. “You should be a little lucky.”
The Alkmaarders were the boss in Eindhoven after the 1-0, but lost their grip on the duel in the second half. PSV insisted, without creating great opportunities. Koopmeiners: “This group has a lot of bravado. Toppers are races in themselves, but I had hoped that our third hit would fall sooner.”
Trainer Pascal Jansen joined his captain. “After the 1-2 of PSV, there might be some fear in the team. Fortunately, we stayed upright”, the successor of Arne Slot indicated.
AZ often lost a big lead at the start of the competition in the first matches and last weekend at PEC Zwolle (1-1) the team also largely failed.
“ If we wanted something else, we should get a result here,” says Jansen. “Calling victory crucial goes very far. In the second half we were in the oppression, but we did not give away many opportunities either.”
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At PSV the jubilee vote after the strong performance in Amsterdam, last Sunday, against Ajax (2-2) had disappeared. Captain Denzel Dumfries missed the energy his team had in Amsterdam. “An offday on our part,” the defender noted. “We did not have enough energy.”
According to Dumfries, PSV won no duel in the second part of the first half against AZ and no second ball was picked up. “It is too short to say that this race follows too fast on Ajax. We knew we would play two top players in a row, but you cant give a match like that.”
Decay too large
Dumfries thought the decay was too big at PSV. “How is it possible that we start so limp. The penalty kick was the tipping moment. In the second half we had a lot of the ball, we insisted. We got to the penalty area, but AZ kept it tight. A justified defeat,” he concluded.
Trainer Roger Schmidt thought his team started the duel well, but PSV didnt have the patience against a well-organized opponent. “On the way to a good opportunity, you should not collect goals. The will was there, but we could create little.”
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