Bas Nijhuis also responded to his collisions with Roger Schmidt opposite Veronica Inside. The PSV trainer received a yellow card from Nijhuis and then pointed his arrows at the leader.
Earlier in the season, the two already clashed, after Nijhuis first gave a penalty during Vitesse-PSV and then moved it in. On Saturday, Schmidt announced during the press conference that he never had to speak to the Tukker again. “If he doesnt want to… Saves me a lot of discussions”, this laconically responded. “It may be emotions after the game, I cant do anything with that.”
The two had previously had a discussion on the field: Schmidt had commented on the arbitration and received yellow from Nijhuis, who immediately gave the PSV trainer a final warning. “He had comments, apparently on me, and he does so through the fourth official. He told me at a certain point: that trainer rains every time,” the arbitrator looked back on the incident. “At some point I got the message: come to the sidelines, I want you to give yellow, Im tired of it. Its that simple, I cant make it simpler…”
Nijhuis continued to support his decision afterwards. “I cant imagine. That youre so fiddling and youve never seen a referee give you yellow. Anyway, thats my opinion.”