Mohamed Ihattaren didnt just get sick again just like three weeks ago. PSVs attacking midfielder also suffered a muscle injury that prevented him from boarding the plane to Greece for the Europa League duel with the Greek leader Olympiakos.
PSV coach Roger Schmidt told that at the press conference leading up to the first duel in the knockout phase of the European tournament. ,, Mo could not train the last two days due to a muscle injury,” says the coach. , He trained for himself on Sunday, but suffered an injury. And hes sick. Whether its weird that hes sick again or has an injury? Its a part of football. Of course he wants to be with us. Well miss him tomorrow, but we cant change it. Sometimes things like that happen.”
For Cody Gakpo the duel came too early in Greece, but Mario Götze is back again. He can also start, says Schmidt on request. ,, He is with us, then he can play, so he could also start”, says the coach. ,, I expect that he can do what he has done before. Hes a complete player. Not only in possession of ball, he is also a hard worker, makes many meters, but this will also be the first game in six or seven weeks time for him. If he gets in or plays from the beginning, he will have an impact. He could connect players better than before. Everyone knows how good he can be and that he can influence our game and also the players.”