Denzel Dumfries was boasted by PSV‘s tie (1-1) against Ajax. “This is frustrating and hurts,” said the captain of the team from Eindhoven.
Once again PSV gave away a desired result in the final phase, just like Thursday against Olympiakos Piraeus in the Europa League. Dumfries used a handsball to create a penalty kick that Dusan Tadic used.
Dumfries tried to get Tadic out of concentration. He shot the ball away for a moment and tried to damage the penalty tip. Dumfries and Tadic almost got their fist after the punishable kick. Team mates could just prevent that from happening. “He shouldn’t talk about my mother like that, you shouldn‘t do that,” said Dumfries. “You can call me, that’s fine. But not my mother. Clear, simple,” said the defender at ESPN.
PSV has a six-point backlog on top runner Ajax, which has also played one less duel. Yorbe Vertessen seemed to set PSV to 2-0 just before the equalizer of Tadic. The hit of the substitute was rejected. The video referee saw he made hands. “That was such a shame,” said Dumfries, who acknowledged that he had caused a penalty kick. “If I don‘t hit that ball with an arm, that ball will go in.”
Trainer Roger Schmidt thought his team was entitled to victory. “We should have finished it sooner. We got chances for a second or third hit,” said the German, who was satisfied with the performance of his team.
‘Tactically it was top‘
“Tactical was the top, we did very well,” said Schmidt. “Only the first quarter was difficult. After that, it ran exactly as we wanted. We gave nothing away and made a goal ourselves at a good time.”
Ajax took more risks after rest and PSV got some opportunities during the switch. Schmidt: “In possession, it might have been a bit better, but we’ve made progress. Both Thursday against Olympiakos and today against Ajax.”
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