Midfield PSV Puzzle Against Rangers: “One System? That is obsolete.

Trainer Ruud van Nistelrooij prefers to play in the Eredivisie with one controller and two attacking midfielders. In the Champions League, however, the former striker opts for two controllers and one attacking midfielder. Marciano Vink, Huub Stevens and Willy van de Kerkhof look at the options RVn has for the important game with Rangers on Wednesday.
In conversation with Voetbal International, the analyst, trainer and former footballer put the PSV puzzle in the midfield. I opt for a system with two controllers, which certainly also has to do with the central defenders of PSV, says Vink. Although things are going better, the Teze/Obispo duo is not your favorite yet. According to Vink, the term ‘controller’ has now acquired a taste in the football industry. These must be physically strong male sputters. But there are plenty of football defensive midfielders. And PSV has it with Joey Veerman, says the analyst.
According to Stevens, the puzzle changes when all players are fit. When Cody Gakpo, Luuk de Jong and Noni Madueke are fit, it is already very offensive with the backs that get over it. Then I would set up two controllers with Guti in the left and Sangaré in the right zone. Stevens does make a side note. It may not be the ideal role for Veerman, but I would set him to 10 for that duo anyway. But I also think that in modern football, we should no longer think in one system. That is obsolete.
Van de Kerkhof agrees that PSV should be able to play with different systems. I think that in his choice of formation, Ruud should simply remain flexible and not pin himself to one system. In the Premier League, one controller is really sufficient. Apart from the duels with Ajax, Feyenoord and maybe AZ, PSV still has the most possession of the ball and will win the most matches. And in international competitions, Ruud can then draw up two controllers. Van de Kerkhof would always draw up at least Sangaré and Veerman. The others are eligible for the third spot, concludes Van de Kerkhof.